Fresh Corn Kugel

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Appears in
The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

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Thickened only by creamy pureed corn kernels and scented with flowery dill, this summery kugel depends for sweetness on truly fresh corn, whose sugars have not yet begun the descent into starch. Pale white corn will produce an exquisitely delicate kugel; more robust yellow kernels make for a richer pudding with a decidedly corny taste.


  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon mild olive or vegetable oil, plus additional for greasing the pan


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a 7- or 8-inch skillet, sauté the onions in the oil over moderate heat, stirring, until very soft, 7–8 minutes. The onions shoul