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Chocolate-Orange Spoonbread

Jim Bathie
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield 6 servings
Give old-fashioned cornmeal spoonbread a flavor update with the addition of dark chocolate and orange zest.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup fine cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 3 ounces 70-percent dark chocolate, chopped
  • Zest of 1 orange (about 1 teaspoon)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 200
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • sodium 25 mg
  • 1 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Spread margarine along bottom and sides of a 3-quart baking dish. Add sugar, cornmeal, and 2 1/2 cups cold water; stir well with a whisk. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and stir mixture carefully with a fork or whisk until smooth; bake an additional 15 minutes.

  3. Remove from oven, and stir until smooth. Add chocolate and orange zest; stir until chocolate melts completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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