Rich, silky puddings and spoon breads are traditional dishes for the fall. This versatile mix has everything from desserts to sides.
Buttermilk Peach Pudding
Recipe: Buttermilk Peach Pudding
This juicy peach pudding recipe is perfect for a picnic or patio outdoor setting. Serve warm or cold with ice cream
Recipe: Gingerbread Soufflés
This impressive dessert isn't difficult, but do plan ahead. Preheat the oven, and just before sitting down to dinner, pop the soufflés in. When done, serve them all puffed up and gorgeous.
Ashley Christensen's Buttermilk Spoonbread with Spaghetti Squash
Inspired by her grandmother's cornbread dressing and her mother's resourcefulness, Christensen added spaghetti squash to cornbread to create this custardy side. "My mom could make a meal out of an empty pantry, and that inspires me to look at ingredients in new ways."
Cornbread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel
For a different look, bake in 8 to 10 lightly greased 8-oz. ramekins in a jelly-roll pan. Reduce covered bake time to 25 minutes; reduce uncovered bake time to 10 to 15 minutes.
Apple Bread Pudding
Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
This bread pudding is from New Orleans chef Leah Chase, the queen of Creole cuisine. And yes, it does call for 5 tablespoons of vanilla extract!
Butternut Squash Spoon Bread
Recipe: Butternut Squash Spoon Bread
For the ideal texture, we recommend serving this immediately once baked.
Savory Bacon-and-Leek Bread Pudding
We love how buttery Gouda and nutty Parmesan lend richness and depth of flavor to this dish. Bake it as directed or divide among 6 to 8 ovenproof dishes, reducing the bake time to 30 minutes.
Fresh Corn Spoonbread
Recipe: Fresh Corn Spoonbread
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional cornbread, this simple recipe is just the one for you. The directions suggest that you serve this in individual ramekins, and this makes it easy to set a beautiful Thanksgiving table in advance—and to be sure everyone gets the perfect serving. This recipe focuses on freshness, using fresh corn, as well as fresh herbs including chives, parsley, and thyme. You will marvel at the aromas while this is baking in the oven, and you will savor every bite when you taste it hot and ready to eat. Plan to make this satisfying side dish for your next Thanksgiving meal and you’ll be settling in to spoonbread you’ll love.
Hot Chocolate Trifle
Recipe: Hot Chocolate Trifle
Top this rich trifle with a sprinkle of chocolate curls.