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Grandma's Corn Cream Pie

An old farm favorite!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


Corn Mousse Ingredients:

  • 3 ears fresh corn on the cob kernels removed (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream divided (see instructions below)
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone

Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • 175 grams 1 1/2 cups finely ground corn flakes (6 1/2 cups whole corn flakes reduces to 1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


Pie Crust Instructions

  • Use a measuring cup to measure approximately 6 1/2 cups of corn flakes into a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Grind until the cornflakes become a very fine powder. The smaller the granules, the better for shaping the crust.
  • Measure 1 1/2 cups of the corn flake powder into your mixing bowl.
  • Add the melted butter, sugar, and salt to a large bowl. Using a spoon, mix until everything is combined.
  • Bake in a 375°F (190° C) oven for 16 - 18 minutes. The baking time depends on how thick your crust is and how dark you like it.

Corn Mousse Instructions

  • Combine the fresh corn kernels, 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 3 Tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a large skillet. Cook the corn in the cream over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the cream from scalding.
  • Blend the tender corn mixture until very smooth. Pour over a fine mesh strainer fitted over a large bowl. This will remove any fibrous bits of corn. Scrape along the under-side of the sieve; there's lots of good corn cream down there.
  • Move the corn cream to the refrigerator to cool while you make the whipped cream. Pour 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream into a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. You can also do this step by hand with a whisk.
  • Beat the cream just until it appears fluffy. It's important to avoid over-mixing whipped cream because it very quickly turns to butter.
  • Remove the cold corn cream and whisk in 1/4 cup mascarpone. Mix until very smooth, then fold in HALF of the whipped cream (reserve the other half for topping the pie).
  • Fill the pie crust with the corn mousse, spreading evenly with a spatula.
  • Chill in the fridge until the mousse firms up a bit (minimum of 4 hours). Place a large dollop of the remaining whipped cream on top.
Keyword Corn

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