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Corn and Lima Bean Pudding

Corn and Lima Bean PuddingThis delicious casserole, with vegetables baked in a nutmeg-scented egg custard, is a Brazilian favorite. For a touch of spicy heat, add some finely chopped malagueta pepper, the most widely used hot chile in Brazil, or your favorite chile pepper to the skillet with the onion and bell pepper.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (10-ounce) package frozen lima beans, thawed, drained
1 (10-ounce) package frozen corn, thawed, drained
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large red or green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease 11x7x2-inch baking dish or 1 1/2- to 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, black pepper and nutmeg in small bowl. Combine lima beans, corn and eggs in medium bowl.
  3. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and pepper, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add flour mixture; stir well. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Stir in vegetable-egg mixture. Pour into prepared casserole. Place casserole in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water to about 1-inch depth.
  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove from water. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 side dish servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 140 Calories from Fat: 50 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 3.5 g Cholesterol: 65 mg Sodium: 310 mg Carbohydrates: 17 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 6 g Protein: 6 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.