NAPOLEON – SWEET CORN PUDDING WITH BACON, FIG VINEGAR, GRILLED GLAZED GRANNY SMITH APPLES AND PISTACHIO BUTTER QUENELLES

This month Laz and Joan of the Creative Cooking Crew decided on choosing 4 items to be incorporated in a dish.  They were Granny Smith apples, vinegar, nut butter and bacon.

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Took me a while to come up with this idea and was injured while preparing it.  Using my mandolin I sliced the apples and my hand.

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OUCH!

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Ingredients for corn pudding:(adapted from Taste of Home Magazine)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (8 oz sour cream – I used 1/2 sour-1/2 yogurt)
1 package (8-1/2 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (14-3/4 ounces) creamed style corn
6 strips of bacon cooked and chopped

Preparation:

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream. Gradually add muffin mix alternately with milk. Fold in corn and bacon.

Pour into a cookie sheet (as shown) and bake at 350 degrees until set and golden…about 45 minutes.

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Assembly:

Nine slices of Granny Smith apples grilled and then brushed with reduced fig vinegar for glazing. Plate three apple slices, cut pudding and place atop apples. Do this twice and finish with three more apple slices.

Pistachio Butter: In your Cuisineart put 1/2 cup of shelled pistachios, juice of half lemon and two tablespoons of butter and pulse until smooth. Shape into quenelles.

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BUEN PROVECHO!

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39 Responses to NAPOLEON – SWEET CORN PUDDING WITH BACON, FIG VINEGAR, GRILLED GLAZED GRANNY SMITH APPLES AND PISTACHIO BUTTER QUENELLES

  1. Val Harrison says:

    Very creative that’s for sure Norma. We had better watch those mandolins. I sliced my finger once, learned my lesson and am pretty leery every since.

  2. Mi amiga Norma es un genio!!!! (aunque se corte con la mandolina) Esta riquisimo!!

  3. Joan Nova says:

    Very creative in concept and presentation. I bet delicious too!

  4. What a fun use of the ingredients, Norma! I love corn pudding and this is so creative!

  5. Mandolins are dangerous! My friend nicked her finger the other day – although I think we were distracting her too much from slicing some batata chips. The napoleons are super creative!

    A little heads up… I gave Platanos & Mangoes a shout-out over at NBC Latino. They asked which were my favorite Latino bloggers and I had to mention you. ;-)

  6. Ouch! That must be hurting…at least the napoleon has turned out amazing!

  7. Inesita says:

    Great idea, i have 2 cans of creamed corn in my Pantry – now I know what to do with them…
    Superb Norma!!!!

  8. angelamroberts says:

    You took this is such an unexpected direction. Love! It’s elegant and homey at same time with that corn pudding.

  9. Very cute idea and looks delicious! I swear I cut myself everytime I use my mandolin. We have a love hate relationship!

  10. Joanne says:

    Now this is surely a dessert to be reckoned with! I love how inventive it is!

  11. Rosa Mayland says:

    What a great creation! This dessert is really original and must taste divine.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  12. Nydia says:

    That is why I am always scare with the mandolin, it cuts better than a knife and is so easy to be injured. Take care Norma…!!!

  13. The mandolin and immersion blender are the two most dangerous tools in the kitchen. I’m really sorry you hurt yourself. However, you bleed for a good cause :-). This sounds delicious and it is the most creative thing I’ve seen today. I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Blessings…Mary

  14. flavorsofthesun says:

    NOrma, you are just so creative. What a fun dish. So original and interesting.

  15. Laz says:

    Great job, Mama. Your presentations are getting better and better. Bravo!

  16. Reeni says:

    Very creative and unique Norma! I wish I was there to help you taste test! Hope your cut is healing quickly!

  17. I was really intrigued by this dish because it was so unique. Plus, I’m a lover of corn grits, polenta, corn bread, so I’m certain that this tastes as good as it looks. Besides, corn is great to pair with bacon and apples, the apples are sweet like the corn but with the added acid and tartness. Good job, girl, hope your hand is healing up okay?

  18. Norma I am super impressed, it is just gorgeous and really creative. LOVE the pistachio butter too. Hope you are healing well!

  19. Seth Kendall says:

    hope your hand is feeling better! such a creative and gorgeous take on the challenge ingredients! i’m especially in love with that pistachio butter, the touch of lemon was inspired!

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  21. That’s exactly what happened to me the first time I used a mandoline… ouch is right. And it bleeds a lot! I am better with it now but really should spend the $35 to buy one of those mesh gloves for using it… I keep meaning to.

    Lovely dish, worth a little blood. I love pistachio butter. When I made a pistachio cream sauce I was in heaven. I need to try this… love corn pudding too!

  22. Love this dish, Norma! I hope your hand is better!

  23. I’ll use my mandolin with care. It looks wonderful – with the tart apple, and fruity figs. Hope your hand is better

  24. huntfortheverybest says:

    it sounds delicious. so sorry about your hand!

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