Ham-Gruyère Cornbread Bread Puddings
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups (½-inch) cubes cornbread
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar diced pimiento peppers, drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese, divided Garnish: ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 6 (9-ounce) cast-iron gratin dishes with cooking spray; place on a large rimmed baking sheet
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, and pepper. Gently stir in cornbread, pimientos, spinach, ham, ¾ cup cheese, and cooked onion until combined. Carefully spoon into prepared dishes. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese.
  4. Bake until golden brown and center is set, 35 to 40 minutes. Garnish with pepper, if desired.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at https://www.southerncastiron.com/ham-gruyere-cornbread-bread-puddings/