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Marie Callender's Famous Golden Cornbread

Servings: 9
Have you ever wanted to re-create that "oh so delicious" cornbread from Marie Callender's restaurants, well here's the recipe. Serve it to your guests with the sweet honey butter on the side. Enjoy!

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg

Honey Butter:
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz/113g) butter, softened
1/3 cup honey

Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add the milk, shortening and egg and mix only until all the ingredients are well combined. Pour the batter into a greased 8x8-inch pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let the cornbread cool slightly before slicing it with a sharp knife into 9 pieces. Serve with Honey Butter.

Makes 9 servings.

Honey Butter
With an electric mixer on high speed whip the butter and honey together until smooth and fluffy. Store any left-over honey-butter, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2006

Date: January 29, 2006