Chocolate-Orange Spoonbread

Jim Bathie
Give old-fashioned cornmeal spoonbread a flavor update with the addition of dark chocolate and orange zest.


6 servings

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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)


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.