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My Attempt at Cream-Style Corn

You heard me say “I hate waste”. When the cobs were all laying on the table with some juicy cut off pieces of kernels still attached I was thinking. Scraping it off with a knife is what came to my mind. The chickens wouldn’t have nearly as much fun with them, but I’m the priority here!

I turned the knife at an angle and scraped the cobs from bottom to top. the juice and little bits fell into a big pile. My tummy area soon got wet and I had to find an apron. It occurred to me eventually that this is where they must get the material for ‘Cream Style Corn”…huh!


A pile of corn scrapings


So I added some cornstarch and honey to taste, thickened it, and cooked it to see if it would turn out. You bet it did. So I canned the Cream Corn too. Wow – making my own.

Add 500 ml or 2 c. boiling water for each Litre or 4 c. of corn cob scrapings.

Then add 6 tablespoons of honey (or to taste) mixed in 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of salt.

 Process in pressure canner as per canning instructions.


A lot of corn

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4 Responses to “My Attempt at Cream-Style Corn”

  1. Anna-Marie White says:

    Yup, thats pretty much how its done! Think of all the good nutritious stuff that you didnt have to leave behind. For the chickens. How hard was it to use the corn scraper thing you used to take the kernels off? Have you ever tried an electric knife? Zip zip zip, its practically zero effort. Go big or go home know. Heh!
    Hey you did pressure can this correct?
    Cant wait to taste your Creamed Corn. Oh I get such big ideas about your pantry. Sigh…

    • sherry says:

      If you cut the kernels off with a knife you end up with a lot of small pieces and it’s not the same, but would work of course. The corn zipper isn’t too bad but takes longer and leaves a better product. Hubby wants to invent something even better. Everything canned well. It’s fun to stock the shelves with my own good food…it’s soooo…heartening, self satisfying…

  2. Naomi says:

    Wonderful idea!
    Questions…does cornstarch hold up when you can it. I’ve never thickened something and canned it.
    Do you pressure cook it?
    How much did you get with your 36 dozen corn?


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