Majarete – Dominican Corn Pudding – a sweet pudding made with fresh sweet corn.
My best friend and I have known each other since we were 8 years old. Her family is from the Dominican Republic, so that cuisine is as at home to me as my own. Throughout the years, I have had more meals than I can even begin to count with her family. We are family to each other in every sense of the word.
Whenever I was at her house for birthdays or holidays, meals usually ended with one of three desserts – flan, habichuela con dulce (a sweet pudding made with red or pink beans) or majarete. Her mom is a fabulous cook and I always relished holiday meals with her family. With Christmas on the verge, try this traditional Dominican dessert at your table this year.
This delicious Majarete – Dominican Corn Pudding is especially delicious in the summer when super sweet fresh corn is readily available.
This is also very popular in Cuba. Puerto Rico also has a dessert of the same name, but there’s is made with rice instead of corn.
Corn and Cornmeal based foods are very popular in the Caribbean for both sweet and savory foods. Here are some other corn/cornmeal based recipes you might like to try.
Corn & Cornmeal Recipes
- Akasan – Haitian Cornmeal Drink
- Tutu – Aruba Style Polenta with Bacon and Black Eyed Peas
- Coo Coo – Bajan Style Polenta with Okra
- Cornmeal Pone
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE MAJARETE _ DOMINICAN CORN PUDDING
This chilled pudding is delicious at any time of year!
Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg for optimal flavor!
This has such a great flavor. Even though I am used to eating cornmeal porridge, in the rest of the Caribbean this breakfast porridge is made with cornmeal. By using the fresh corn, the natural sweetness of the corn really shines through.
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