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Chocolate-Orange Spoonbread

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

Health JULY 2010

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cook time: 45 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Rs: 1g

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