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Maple Sausage Corn Bread Pudding

This delicious spin on traditional cornbread pudding is made even more special when you add savory Jimmy Dean® Maple Pork Sausage.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package Premium Pork Maple Sausage

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (optional)

  • 1 package (8.5 ounces) corn muffin mix

  • ¾ cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cups half-and-half or whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare muffin batter according to package directions; pour into lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

  2. Cut cornbread into 1-inch cubes; place in 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to lightly greased 2-quart casserole.

  3. Melt butter in large skillet over MEDIUM heat. Add onion and thyme, if desired; cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Spoon over bread cubes; top with sausage and corn.

  4. Beat eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended; pour over ingredients in casserole. Gently press bread cubes into egg mixture until completely covered. Cover with foil.

  5. Bake 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, uncovering after 45 minutes. Let stand minutes before serving.