Indian Pudding Souffle

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Serves4 to 5

Cooking Methodbaking


Total Timeunder 2 hours

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Courseappetizer, side dish

Dietary Considerationvegetarian


Taste and Texturecreamy, hot & spicy, light


  • Butter and sugar for the mold
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 4 cups milk, scalded
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • Whipped unsweetened heavy cream, for serving
  • 1½ –quart soufflé dish or baking dish; double boiler


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°

  2. Butter and sugar the soufflé dish.

  3. Place the cornmeal in the top of the double boiler, over boiling water, and gradually add the scalded milk, stirring constantly for 20 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, molasses, spices, salt and egg yolks. Set aside to cool slightly.

  5. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into the pudding mixture.

  6. Turn the batter into the prepared mold and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until puffed and brown.

  7. Serve with whipped cream.


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