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!

Famous Corn Pudding Recipe

Yield: 8+ servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:1 hour

5 / 5 (4 Reviews)
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Famous Corn Pudding Recipe – “Damn Good Corn Pudding” recipe from Asheville’s famous 12 Bones restaurant. Moist, comforting, and loaded with flavor.


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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Pour the eggs, butter, cream and creamed corn in an electric mixer.
  3. Mix well and add the poblanos and corn. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. It should resemble cake batter.
  4. Grease a large 11 X 15 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.
  5. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8+ servings, Serving Size: 1/8th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 543 Calories
  • Total Fat: 27.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.4g
  • Cholesterol: 211mg
  • Sodium: 973mg
  • Carbohydrates: 68.5g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 36.4g
  • Protein: 10.2g
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28 comments on “Famous Corn Pudding Recipe

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  2. Annposted October 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm Reply

    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?

    • Sommerposted November 6, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply

      Hi Ann!

      I’ve actually done that several times with this recipe. It’s so moist, it can handle a warm up. :)

  3. Mariaposted November 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Looks perfect for a cold day!

  4. Heather Christoposted November 25, 2015 at 10:11 am Reply

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

  5. Jenny FlakePposted November 25, 2015 at 7:57 am Reply

    This looks so great Sommer!  Fun flavors!

  6. Lizposted November 25, 2015 at 6:56 am Reply

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

  7. Carolposted November 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm Reply

    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!! :) )

    Rating: 5
  8. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted November 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing!!! Perfect for thanksgiving! 

  9. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted November 24, 2015 at 11:59 am Reply

    my stomach is now growling

  10. BusyWorkingMamaposted November 24, 2015 at 9:25 am Reply

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

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  12. Art Manposted March 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm Reply

    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

    • Sommerposted March 23, 2014 at 9:48 am Reply

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

    • Beckyposted July 15, 2014 at 11:26 am Reply

      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.

  13. Stephanieposted December 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply

    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!

  14. vicki mehaffeyposted November 28, 2013 at 9:21 am Reply

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

  15. Jenn Baker (@jbakernyc)posted November 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm Reply

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

  16. Lynnposted July 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted July 17, 2013 at 6:00 am Reply

      That’s their recipe… and it turns out lovely! :)

  17. Jessicaposted May 20, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply

    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!

    • Jessicaposted September 29, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply


      Rating: 5
  18. Reneeposted January 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm Reply

    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.

  19. Chrisanposted January 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm Reply

    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.


    Rating: 5
  20. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted December 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm Reply

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

  21. Sarah Pposted December 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm Reply

    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!

  22. Tobyposted December 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm Reply

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

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


  23. Karlynposted December 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm Reply

    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.

    Rating: 5