Corn Pudding with Cheddar and Chives

The following "comfort food" recipe is a delicious addition to any fall menu. Adapted from O, The Oprah Magazine.

4 slices white bread, crusts removed
1 Tbsp Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp garlic, minced
4 1/2 cups corn
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup milk
5 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp kosher salt
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1/4 cup chopped chives

Preheat oven to 325°F. In a food processor, pulse bread until large crumbs form. In a baking dish, combine bread crumbs, Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, and garlic. Bake 7 to 12 minutes until golden and slightly crisp. Remove from oven and let cool.

Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine corn, onion, and milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer five minutes.

Remove from heat. Add eggs, cream, salt, 1½ cups cheese, and chives. Stir well and pour into buttered baking dish. Bake 30 minutes. Top with bread crumbs and remaining 1/2 cup of cheese; continue baking 20 to 25 minutes, or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve hot.

Makes 10 servings

Per serving: 289 calories; 19g total fat; 10g saturated fat; 137mg cholesterol; 737mg sodium; 19g total carbohydrates; 11g protein;

Allergy Warning: Contains MilkContains EggsContains Wheat

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