Ina’s Garden: Indian Summer!

This week’s Ina’s Garden theme, Indian Summer, really opens the floodgates to just about any recipe. It’s the time of year when most people are scrambling to squeeze in one more weekend of outside warm-weather grilling and enjoying the remainder of summer’s bounty while slowly switching over to cooler weather, back-to-school, and football tailgating. This time also brings the return of hot oven baking and warm soups!

For my Indian Summer submission, I chose Ina Garten’s Sagaponack corn pudding.

I feel compelled to mention that tomorrow’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is corn soup, so making an Ina dish with corn the day before seemed like the obvious and streamlined choice. Plus, I’ve never made or eaten corn pudding, so I was intrigued.

This dish was quite savory and tasty. It also came as a surprise to me that the lightly sauteed fresh kernels of corn maintained a nice crispness even through the baking process. However, I don’t think Ina’s corn pudding was nearly as pretty as Greg and Katherine’s corn pudding here.

If you’ve made an Ina dish for this week’s “Indian Summer” link up below! Or, if you couldn’t join us this time around, we hope to see you link up on September 15th when the theme will be “Cooking in Comfort“.


38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:38:27

    That’s so funny, that was the first corn pudding I made. Katherine came home and said I think we should do corn pudding tomorrow. I said OK what’s that. She was sort of like, well beats me but it sounds good. OK, she had an idea, but I didn’t. I didn’t like any of the recipes I found so read a bunch and winged it. This I would’ve love to see. I love the chunkiness, the individual portions and how the tops are browned. Great pictures. Thanks for the shout out too.

  2. Chaya
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:49:12

    I must have made this, at some point. Who forgets a recipe name like this. I love corn pudding ……. I love corn. Yours looks chunky and inviting and I think, it is a must that I make this again. I should look it up and see what I thought.

    I should make Dorie’s corn soup. I am glad you reminded me. Looking forward to more Ina Recipes on the Linky.

  3. Kelly
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:54:14

    Ah, back-to-school around the corner indeed… love the idea of warming recipes this time of year and I’ve never tried corn pudding. This one looks delicious – what a great idea!

  4. Louanne
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:55:34

    Oh goodness, that looks amazing! I love corn pudding – it’s a big hit on Louisiana Thanksgiving tables – can’t wait to make Ina’s version.

  5. ceciliag
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 09:08:35

    I have never had corn pudding, how come you guys still have corn?! ah, well.. c

  6. JamieAnne
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 09:23:15

    These look lovely! I really love anything with corn in it!

  7. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 09:39:44

    love ina’s corn pudding..can’t wait to see the next recipe..have agreat day!!

  8. spicegirlfla
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 10:00:48

    I think this looks fabulous!! I love the corn peeking out in all that flavored pudding! I’ve never made corn pudding either so I’m really looking forward to trying this out.

  9. Ronda
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 10:05:53

    That looks really tasty! It would be nice to come home to this coming out of the oven.

  10. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 10:19:41

    I had a look at the other corn pudding you mentioned and I definitely like the look of yours much better! Those whole kernels in your pudding made all the difference.

  11. Ameena
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 10:21:02

    I love anything involving corn so I am surprised that I’ve never heard of, or tried corn pudding! It looks delicious.

  12. Liz
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 10:53:30

    Love this corn pudding…I’m pretty sure I’ve made it, and I need to put it on our menu again…soon!

  13. Caroline
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 11:33:54

    This looks and sounds amazing! I’ve never made corn pudding, but feel like I’ve been seeing a bunch of recipes for it lately. Maybe because we’re heading into fall? Sounds delicious either way. 🙂

  14. Eileen
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 12:18:07

    I’ve never had corn pudding before, but yours looks cozy and inviting!

  15. Three-Cookies
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 13:08:48

    I have never had corn pudding, does sound quite appetising

  16. forgottenbeast
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 14:04:18

    I’m finally going to participate in this! I have a post ready to go 😀 And corn pudding sounds yuummm and the perfect late summer/early fall food.

  17. Miriam Barton
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 16:08:13

    That is an absolutely beautiful meal :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  18. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 16:12:19

    corn pudding is rather delightful- I’ve made it more times than I’d ever think is possible but not so pretty as you have posted. I do a “southern” casserole style.

  19. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 16:15:25

    Corn pudding is the most perfect summery side dish to a nice barbecue meal if you ask me. Wow, these look FAN-Tastic!

  20. Ashley@bakerbynature
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 16:50:03

    This looks wonderful, and with Ina – you can never go wrong!

  21. Inger Wilkerson
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 19:22:57

    Every time you do one of Ina’s recipe it reminds me how far behind I am on my cooking wish list–sigh. Perhaps with school back in session, the chauffeur can get back into the kitchen (she says, typing from her daughter’s voice teacher’s house 😉 )

  22. Elaine
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 19:57:05

    I love corn pudding, but haven’t tried Ina’s recipe. Yours looks so good!

  23. Betty
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 20:05:11

    I grew up in the south, where corn pudding was a summer Sunday dinner staple. This one looks yummy! 🙂

  24. Simply Life
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 20:06:21

    great submission choice!

  25. Peggy
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 20:30:33

    Yum! Great choice – I love corn pudding =)

  26. The Little Foodie
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 21:11:17

    That really looks amazing. I’ll have to get that book.

  27. Gopika
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 21:56:47

    Wow.. I have never had this kinda pudding 😀 Looks yum.. Gottu try this for sure..

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  29. Sutapa
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 01:01:56

    This pudding is new to me but I must say looks great and yummy I will give it a try or someday just visit you!

  30. cooking varieties
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 05:49:00

    hi, the corn pudding looks very savory – a cool, neat recipe to follow..
    glad i blog walk to your site.. hi, i am Wan, from malaysia, do visit my blog , would love to read a comment from you too. have a nice day

  31. Taylor
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 06:53:05

    I absolutely love corn pudding!! Though I’ve never heard it called Sagaponack pudding…interesting name 🙂

  32. kitchenbelleicious
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 07:47:57

    I have not made corn pudding in forever. It reminds me of growing up and I just love it. The freshness, the sweetness and simply one of the best comfort foods ever!I love it. you did an amazing job and Ina would be proud

  33. sanyaliving
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:16:46

    I love corn and I love pudding! What a great combination!

  34. Tiffany
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 09:15:15

    Never had corn pudding!! But it is something worth trying! Thanks for sharing,

  35. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:33:39

    I love corn! I make scalloped corn every year, but it doesn’t look so beautiful. You’re making me hungry, as usual. 🙂

  36. sally
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:06:23

    I’ve never had corn pudding, but it looks super tasty! I love that you put the pudding into individual ramekins. Everything always looks great in a ramekin.

  37. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 10:29:54

    I’ve never had corn pudding either, but it looks wonderful! The ingredients sound really delicious and wholesome too. It’s the perfect Indian summer dish, that is for sure!

  38. Anita Menon
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 01:08:07

    Never heard, seen, or tasted corn pudding before. As I started reading your post, I assumed it must be sweet but savoury sounds even more interesting.

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