This recipe is a nod to a well-loved American dish that’s usually based off a box of corn muffin mix. In this version, the mix was replaced by cornmeal, 3 different cheeses and a blend of spices. The result is a custardy hybrid of savory pudding and cornbread.
Fold a long piece of foil in half lengthwise; continue to fold in half lengthwise until you end up with a long skinny strip of foil. (This will help lower the pan into the Instant Pot and then lift it out after cooking.) Butter the bottom and sides of a metal or silicone round pan that fits inside a 6- or 8-quart Instant Pot.
Combine the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and whisk together until very smooth and creamy. (If lumpy, microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring until smooth.) Add the creamed corn and whisk again until thick. Add the cornmeal, parmesan, egg, sugar, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and whisk to combine, switching to a rubber spatula when the mixture becomes too thick to whisk. Stir in the milk, pepper Jack and cheddar until combined.
Pour the batter into the pan and cover with foil; tightly crimp the edges. Pour 2 cups water into the Instant Pot and fit with a rack or trivet. Lay the foil strip under the pudding pan and use the ends to lower the pan into the pot (leave the foil strip in place). Put on the lid, making sure the steam valve is in the sealing position. Set to pressure-cook on high for 50 minutes. When the time is up, let the pressure release naturally, about 20 minutes.
Carefully remove the lid and blot any excess water from the top of the foil. Using the foil strip, carefully remove the pan from the Instant Pot and transfer to a rack. Uncover the pan and let the corn pudding cool slightly; serve warm.
You’ll need a pan that fits inside your Instant Pot to make this corn pudding. Metal or silicone will work.
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