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My fiancé, Paul, loves to cook — and I love to eat his cooking.
One of his favorite things to do is find a recipe for something he’s never attempted and then make it his own.
After deciding sometime over the summer, on a whim, that we were in the mood for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, he searched for recipes for turkey, gravy, and more to mold to our tastes. While the meal as a whole ended up being delicious, the one dish that has carried over into multiple dinners since then — one that is a classic, comfort-food addition to holiday gatherings — is baked corn.
The recipe Paul has settled on evolved from Julie Clark’s Five Ingredient Corn Casserole, published on www.tastesoflizzyt.com.
Also called baked corn or corn pudding, we’ve found this recipe to be extremely versatile — Clark suggests variations including egg, sugar, cheese and more.
We like to add a bit of sugar, as the sweetness makes it the perfect complement to a savory dinner.
Additionally, while Clark uses sour cream, Paul prefers a brick of cream cheese. Other changes include using an extra can of corn, specifically crisp sweet corn, and baking it just a tad longer than recommended.
That said, prep is easy-peasy, but the baking part requires some patience. Here’s how Paul makes it work.
Sweet Baked Corn
2 cans crisp sweet corn, drained
1 can creamed corn, not drained
1 brick (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin mix
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (or to taste)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8×8 baking dish. If you’re baking for a larger gathering, double the recipe and use a 13×9.
Drain the cans of crisp corn and melt your butter. You can also microwave the cream cheese in short increments to soften it.
Once everything is prepared, mix all of the ingredients together and pour the batter into your greased pan.
Throw it in the oven and go watch a seemingly endless stream of TikTok videos while you wait. After about an hour, the top of the baked corn should be a lovely golden brown while the center is some combination of creamy and cornbread-y.