• 5 Ratings

From the book CARLA HALL'S SOUL FOOD: Everyday and Celebration. Reprinted by permission. The spoon in the name of this Thanksgiving dressing recipe hints at the pudding-like texture of this side dish.

Carla Hall
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 20 mins (includes cooling)
Max Servings:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Use 1 tablespoon of the butter to generously grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish.

  • In a large saucepan melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until just tender. Add the poultry seasoning; cook and stir for 1 minute.

  • Add the milk, water, and sugar; bring to boiling. Continuously whisk the mixture while you pour in the cornmeal in a slow, steady stream. Cook, whisking constantly, for 5 minutes or until the cornmeal has absorbed all the liquid and is thick and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the corn and baking powder. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes or until lukewarm, stirring often to avoid clumping.

  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs for 5 to 7 minutes or until pale yellow and very foamy with no liquid remaining. Add beaten eggs, one-third at a time, to the cornmeal mixture, folding gently until incorporated. Spread evenly in the prepared dish.

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and set and top springs back when gently touched. Cool slightly before serving (spoonbread may fall during cooling).

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 91mg; sodium 400mg; potassium 239mg; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 2g; sugar 7g; protein 7g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 456IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 33mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 126mg; iron 1mg.


5 Ratings
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