01/05/2016 02:54 pm ET

15 Killer Cornbread Recipes For The Non-Basics Out There

We're so corny.

Do you love cornbread? We do, and while we can't resist a classic slice of the Southern wonder, it's fun to transform the simple recipe into something truly special. 

For example, who knew that figs were the trick to the perfect bake? Or, when you want the comfort of a good cornbread, but need a little extra something to fill you up, break it up into a casserole with another comfort dish: the sloppy Joe

Take your favorite bread up a notch with these top notch recipes that will change your view on cornbread. Warning: your mouth will water.

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