Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

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Homemade Creamed Corn Delight is a luscious and rich side dish that elevates the simple corn to new heights. Forget about the canned version—this recipe brings you the true essence of creamed corn with real cream and a depth of flavor that’s sure to please!

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Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

Introduction to Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

Growing up, you might recall the simplicity and comfort of canned creamed corn. However, many don’t realize that traditional canned versions often lack real cream. This homemade version aims to remedy that with a recipe rich in flavor and creamy texture. It’s a standout dish that has received rave reviews and numerous requests for the recipe. Now, it’s time to share this delightful dish with everyone.

Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

Versatility of Corn

This recipe is versatile, allowing you to use fresh, frozen, or even canned corn. Each type brings something special to the dish, though frozen corn is used here for its consistent quality and year-round availability. Remember to drain any excess liquid if using canned corn.

Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

Crafting Your Homemade Creamed Corn

This dish is surprisingly easy to make, perfect for replacing those store-bought cans, especially during festive seasons or any dinner where you want to impress. Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C), as this recipe involves a quick bake to perfect the cheesy topping.

Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

Exciting Creamed Corn Add-Ins

While this creamed corn is delectable on its own, you might want to enhance it with some tasty add-ins:

  • Crispy bacon bits
  • Diced jalapenos for a touch of heat
  • Tender steamed broccoli florets

Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

Ingredients for Creamed Corn Delight

  • 2 packages (10 ounces [283 grams] each) frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup (120 ml) whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped basil (optional for garnish)

Preparation Steps

  1. Preheat the Oven: Set the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Combine Ingredients: In a medium skillet over medium heat, mix the corn, cream, sugar, salt, pepper, and butter.
  3. Thicken the Sauce: Whisk the milk and flour together until smooth, then add to the corn mixture. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  4. Prepare for Baking: Transfer the corn mixture into an 8×8 inch (20×20 cm) casserole dish, or leave in an oven-safe skillet if using. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Optionally, sprinkle chopped basil over the top for an added touch of freshness.

Enjoy this Homemade Creamed Corn Delight as a standout addition to any meal, especially during holiday gatherings. Its creamy texture and rich flavor profile will make it a new favorite among family and friends.

Homemade Creamed Corn Delight

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