Fresh Corn With Rich, Creamy Sauce

Fresh Cream-Style Corn
Fresh Cream-Style Corn. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This delicious, sweet cream-style corn is a recipe your family will ask for again and again. This is a great side dish to serve along with an everyday meal or when you want to impress, and it's super easy to prepare. 

Corn from your local farmer's market or, better yet, your backyard garden, will be super sweet. Even if you can't get the freshest ears of corn, this dish will not disappoint.

What You'll Need

  • 6 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons flour

How to Make It

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut the tip off of the corn. Place on a large plate or wax paper, cut side down, and cut the kernels off of the cob, following the angle of the cob with your knife. With the dull side of the knife, scrape the cob to get any extra juices. Repeat with the remaining cobs.
  2. Combine the corn and juices with the cream, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  3. In a medium skillet or saute pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the corn and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  1. Combine the cold water with the flour until well blended. Stir into the corn mixture and continue cooking, stirring, until thickened and bubbly.

Serves 4 to 6.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 605
Total Fat 33 g
Saturated Fat 19 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 676 mg
Carbohydrates 75 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 13 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)