Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jalapeño Cranberry Cornbread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

This is such a great Texas dessert. I've included my personal recipe for Jalapeño Cranberry Cornbread that's used in this recipe and the recipe for Whiskey Sauce.

Jalapeño Cranberry Cornbread Pudding.

Here's what you'll need:
1 recipe of my Cornbread. (to follow)
1 recipe of Whiskey Sauce (to follow)
For the Pudding:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1 - 2 quart casserole dish sprayed with a non stick vegetable cooking spray.

Jalapeño Cranberry Cornbread Recipe:
Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
1 - 10" Cast Iron Skillet

2 TBS Vegetable Oil and 2 TBS Butter
3 C Marie Callender's Cornbread Mix ( if you don't have Marie Callender's available, make your favorite Cornbread batter and add Jalapeño, Cilantro and Dried Cranberries to the batter.)
1 1/2 C Water
3 Jalapeno's seeded and minced and combined with 2 TBS of Fresh Cilantro, chopped and placed in a Mortar and Pestle to create a paste.
1/2 C Dried Cranberries

Melt Butter and Oil in the Skillet, in the preheated oven.
In a bowl:
Mix Cornbread mix and Water, blend well.
Fold in the Jalapeno/Cilantro Paste and Cranberries.
Pour the batter into the heated skillet and bake for 45 minutes 

Pudding Recipe:

1 C  (2" cubes) of the prepared Jalapeño Cranberry Cornbread
8 TBS  Butter
2 C Heavy Cream
1/2 C Granulated Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 TBS Vanilla
1 1/2 tsp Salt
5 Large Eggs

In a Saucepan on medium - high heat:
Melt Butter and cook until begins to turn golden brown.
Remove from heat
Heavy Cream
Whisk well.
Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar
Whisk until both Sugars dissolve.
Whisk until incorporated.

Spoon the Cornbread cubes into the baking dish.
Pour the batter over the Cornbread.
Bake covered for 30 minutes.
Uncover and continue to bake for 30 minutes more.
Remove the dish to a rack to cool for 10 minutes.

Serve with Whiskey Sauce.

Whiskey Sauce:
1 1/2 C Granulated Sugar, divided
1/4 C Water
1/2 C Heavy Cream
8 TBS Butter, cubed
1/4 C Whiskey
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1 Large Egg

In a Saucepan on medium-high heat:
1 C Sugar
Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Continue cooking for 10 minutes, without stirring.
Remove from heat.

In a  large heatproof bowl:
1/2 C Sugar
Whisk well.
Slowly whisk Cream Sauce into the Egg mixture.
Return to Saucepan and reheat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly until it begins to thicken.
Drizzle over individual servings of the Pudding.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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