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Buttermilk Cornbread with Bacon Lime Chili Butter

Buttermilk Cornbread with Bacon, Chili and Lime Butter

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Chill Time 6 hrs
Servings 12
Calories 640 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • cup fresh corn kernels (off of about 2 cobs)
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup honey, warmed (plus extra for drizzling)
  • salt and pepper to taste

bacon, chili, lime butter

  • ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • ½ cup (1 stick) cold salted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • zest of 3 limes


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place 8”x8” baking dish into oven.
  • Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add corn and sauté for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl whisk together eggs, 1 cup butter, buttermilk, and honey.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until well mixed. Fold in corn.
  • Pour remaining butter into hot baking dish and swirl to cover all sides.
  • Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 45 minute to an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with a small amount of honey. Serve with bacon butter.
  • Bacon, chili, lime butter: Place bacon and shallots in a food processor and pulse until a fine mealy texture forms. Add remaining ingredients and continue to pulse until fully incorporated. Place butter in a ramekin and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (to allow the flavors to merry). Before serving, set butter out for 30 minutes to soften. Serve.


Calories: 640kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 15gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 824mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1420IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 203mgIron: 2mg
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