Comte Cheese Spoon Breads with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 15 minutes
  • Cook 40 minutes

Made in individual muffin cups, these spoon breads are cheesy, creamy and delicious, especially when served with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam.

Comte Cheese Spoon Breads with Roated Pepper Raisin Jam 2
Jessica Merchant


Spoon Breads:
1 1/2 cups 2-percent reduced-fat milk
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 eggs, separated
2 ounces Comte cheese, grated
2 ounces Romano cheese, grated
Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam:
1 cup roasted red bell peppers
1/2 cup dark raisins
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray 6 muffin cups with cooking spray. Coat each cup with cornmeal.
  2. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add cornmeal, salt and pepper; whisk well. Cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir a small amount of hot cornmeal mixture into egg yolks; add back to remaining cornmeal mixture stirring constantly. Let cool.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites and cheeses into cornmeal mixture. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups. Bake 40 minutes, or until browned and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with jam.
  4. To prepare jam, place peppers, raisins and vinegar in food processor. Pulse a few times until mixture is chunky.

—Recipe by Jill Melton



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