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Buttery Pumpkin Sage Cornbread

A hint of pumpkin and a touch of sage makes this Buttery Pumpkin Sage Cornbread a wonderful side dish for any autumn meal.

Pumpkin Sage Cornbread

Now that the weather is turning cooler and the days are getting shorter, I figure it’s finally time that I dip my toes into the pumpkin pool. I held off as long as I could, but the idea of the Buttery Pumpkin Sage Cornbread kept calling my name.Pumpkin Sage Cornbread

When it comes to cornbread, I’m not traditional, and I’m not Southern. Therefore, I like to play with my ingredients list from time to time, which led me to this particular rendition for an autumn inspired cornbread.

I tend to like my cornbread a little on the sweet side, so I always like to add a touch of sugar to the mix. I also like my cornbread a little on the moist side, so it doesn’t crumble and fall into my lap before making it into my mouth. I’m crazy like that.

This particular recipe makes a softer, cake-like cornbread that has a touch of sweetness from the brown sugar and a slight aroma and taste of fresh sage that pairs nicely with the savory autumn pumpkin.

Prep Time:   10 minutes       Bake Time:   45-50 minutes

1¼ cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 egg
2/3 cup pumpkin pureé (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1  8″ x 8″ casserole dish
2 tablespoons butter, melted
baking spray

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, baking powder and brown sugar.

-In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, vinegar, egg and pumpkin. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour/cornmeal mixture and mix with a wooden spoon to completely combine. Stir in the chopped sage.

-Spoon the cornbread mixture into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with baking spray. Spread the mixture evenly in the dish and bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

-Remove from oven and immediately brush the entire surface with the melted butter.

-Serving warm is best, but it’s also tasty at room temperature.


 Pumpkin Sage Cornbread


Pumpkin Sage Cornbread

 Pumpkin Sage Cornbread

 Naturally I needed something pumpkin themed to go along with this pumpkin sage cornbread, so what about this set of 4 Jack-O-Lantern wine glasses? Four cheers for pumpkin season! Are you with me?

Jack-O-Lantern Painted Wine Glasses

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Rose | The Clean Dish

Monday 28th of September 2015

Living in the South and being served traditional cornbread wherever we go... I can most definitely use a change of pace! I love that you added pumpkin and sage. Wonderful combination!!

Souffle Bombay

Sunday 20th of September 2015

Oh! loving this on a few levels! Sage!! Pumpkin!! Both in a cornbread??? Never came across that before, love it!

Kim Bee

Sunday 20th of September 2015

I love this recipes, the flavour profile is amazing. Cornbread is something I need to make more often.

I really need to get in touch with for some aprons. Once my eye heals up I'll shoot you an email.

Amanda Tynis

Friday 18th of September 2015

I don't care if it's traditional! It has pumpkin and it's corn bread! I Wants it !

Ginny McMeans

Friday 18th of September 2015

I absolutely love this! On my list to make and I know it will still work with my vegan subs for the milk and egg. Thanks so much for this festive and moist looking cornbread.