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Famous Corn Pudding Recipe

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m sharing a Famous Corn Pudding Recipe from one of Asheville’s beloved restaurants!

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12 Bones Smokehouse is an undeniable Asheville, North Carolina icon, serving up sumptuous ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey, brisket and a slew of southern sides, like tangy collard greens, and this famous corn pudding recipe.

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This seemingly humble eatery has received national awards and praises from high caliber sources including: Southern Living Magazine, Good Morning American, The New York Times, and numerous national BBQ competitions.

It’s even had repeat visits from the President of the United States.

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12 Bones makes the most amazing corn pudding recipe I’ve ever tasted.

The owners guard their recipes with great care. Yet, I’m happy to tell you they’ve shared their “Damn Good Corn Pudding” recipe with us, to share with you… And just in time for Thanksgiving!!

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Even if you have a tried-and-true stuffing recipe, I encourage you to set it aside this year and make this famous corn pudding recipe. You won’t be sorry. Bones’ Famous “Damn Good” Corn Pudding Recipe is an amalgamation of traditional cornbread dressing and a custard-like corn pudding.

It’s tender, rich, and melts in your mouth, with just a touch of heat from poblano peppers. It is a true southern’s dream dish.

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I’ll admit, while in the pan the top is not much to look at. Yet scoop into its tender folds and all the flavors are suddenly revealed.

This famous good corn pudding recipe is extremely quick to assemble. Pop it in the oven and move onto other holiday preparations.

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With a sumptuous texture and hint of heat, this corn pudding recipe pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey and potatoes!

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Famous Corn Pudding Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Famous Corn Pudding Recipe - "Damn Good Corn Pudding" recipe from Asheville's famous 12 Bones restaurant. Moist, comforting, and loaded with flavor.
Servings: 8 + servings


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder + 1 teaspoon
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 ounces creamed corn, canned
  • 2 fresh poblano peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups corn, fresh or frozen


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Pour the eggs, butter, cream and creamed corn in an electric mixer.
  • Mix well and add the poblanos and corn. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. It should resemble cake batter.
  • Grease a large 11x15-inch rimmed baking dish. (You could use two smaller dishes.) Pour the pudding mixture into the pan and place it in the oven. Lightly tent the pan with foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until the center is just set. (30-40 minutes for smaller pans) You may want to take the foil off the last 10-15 minutes so the top will be golden.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 649kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 235mg, Sodium: 902mg, Potassium: 760mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 1665IU, Vitamin C: 28.1mg, Calcium: 266mg, Iron: 2.8mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Author: Sommer Collier

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28 comments on “Famous Corn Pudding Recipe”

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  2. Hi Sommer,
    We were in Asheville last week and I LOVED the corn pudding at 12 Bones. Thanks so much for the recipe. I am thinking of making it for Thanksgiving but I like to make the sides the day before and just reheat to save time. Do you think this will be OK or will it be too dry?

  3. Looks perfect for a cold day!

  4. I love corn pudding- I can’t have it anymore, but I sure can drool!

  5. This looks so great Sommer!  Fun flavors!

  6. I MUST have this on my Thanksgiving table! It looks like the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

  7. Thanks for this recipe! It’s a Thanksgiving tradition in my family. We love 12 Bones; we go there every time we’re in Asheville. (From the person who PM’d you last night in a panic!! :) )

  8. This looks absolutely amazing!!! Perfect for thanksgiving! 

  9. This looks delicious!  Printed it off to try and also bookmarked it for future reference!

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  11. Hello All, your Biggest fan here, lol… Hope you are all well. I was wondering if we could make the Corn Pudding recipe Gluten Free by replacing the All Purpose wheat flour with something like Soy Flour, Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour etc…? Thanks so much for this recipe, i love it! Stephen

    • Hi! You know, I’ve never tried that, but I would guess a good gluten free baking mix would work just as well. :)

    • Try almond flour – it’s just crushed almonds. We’ve used it for banana bread and it was great. Lends a little sweetness so may want to cut back on the added sugar.

  12. Have had at 12bones and love it! Wondering if you have tried assembling the day before baking? Looking for a make ahead for Christmas. Thanks!

  13. Making this Thanksgiving. If it turns out well, I will take a picture & post it.

  14. I haven’t had good corn pudding in years so thanks for this! I will definitely attempt during the holidays.

  15. 3 TABLESPOONs + 1 teaspoon seems like an awful lot of baking powder. Has anyone tried this?
    Usually in baking it is 1 teaspoon per cup of flour not 5 t. per cup!

  16. Thank you soooo much for posting this — and 12 Bones too!! I am addicted to it right now and live just a little too far to go to the restaurant as often as I’d like. I’ve tried to figure out what is in it -made 3 other recipies -nothing comes close! I’m making this right now! I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  17. This looks amazing. I love to make corn pudding/stuffing. Can not wait to try this version. I love the idea of using a poblano pepper. I bet it would be good with a pinch of smoky paprika too! 12 Bones looks like a fun place to eat.

  18. This is always my go-to side when I'm at 12 Bones. Thanks for getting the recipe!

    I made this for my Thanksgiving meal with 1 1/3 cup milk & 2/3 cup heavy cream. Tasted great and I didn't feel quite as guilty.

    Oh and I couldn't find poblanos, so I substituted with 2 anaheims and half a jalapeno.


  19. I'm sure the half&half would be fine. It might take a few more minutes in the oven though!

  20. Do you think it would work to substitute half and half for the heavy cream? Or does it need the extra fat to thicken up? I've made it once with heavy whipping crea,m, but I picked up a bottle of half and half to make this again for Christmas dinner!

  21. love the sexy simplicity of your blog…and I adore good corn pudding :)

    I'll be poking back in from time to time! Cheers


  22. I made this yesterday for a holiday party, and it was a HUGE hit! I had so many requests for the recipe, so I know I will make it again and again. However, I had to substitute 2 Anaheim chili's as I couldn't find poblano, but it worked out perfect.