Pumpkin Poblano Corn Pudding

Pumpkin Poblano Corn Pudding

Serves 10

When it comes to regional flair, the poblano chile is ideal for smoky moles, or roasted and cut into strips for garnish, or used to stir up special sauces for holiday meals. The thick-walled poblano is the best chile for roasting and stuffing because the temperature of these delicious peppers ranges from medium to hot — teasing but not torturing the palate.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 1/4 cup freshly cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup seeded and diced poblano chiles
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Canola oil for oiling pan
  • Ingredient Option: Make your own creamed corn instead of using canned.
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Make an indentation in center of mixture. Place beaten eggs, 1/4 cup canola oil, and creamed corn into indentation. Using a whisk, combine ingredients. Stir pumpkin and ricotta cheese. Blend well. Stir in red onion, poblano chilies, ginger and garlic. Oil a 13x9-inch glass baking dish with canola oil. Pour batter into the dish. Smooth out the top. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until mixture is set like warm, soft pudding.
If you like a juicier bite, add an ear of fresh-shucked corn to batter.

Serve this recipe as an appetizer or as a side dish to accompany poultry, carne asada or vegetables.
Poblano peppers, sliced in half, make great edible "bowls" for this corn pudding, or dips and condiments.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:310 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 9g protein
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