Don’t throw away those corn cobs

Jelly made from corn cobs.

Some of the more unusual sweets appearing on Pie V. Cake (Coke and peanuts, orange slice cake) were introduced to us by coworkers. Such is the case for this corn jelly, which came to us by way of Mr. X-sXe’s coworker.

When I first heard about it, I was a bit wigged out–picturing someone boiling the cobs leftover from a grillout. Not so. You boil corncobs after slicing off the corn, then add the thickeners like pectin to turn it into a jelly. No cooties are involved. I’m not sure what recipe was used, but here’s one to try.

The resulting jelly has a flowery, honey-like flavor. We weren’t sure whether it was better eaten like JELL-O, as a jelly, or as a condiment. In retrospect, it would’ve been really good on biscuits.


1 Response to “Don’t throw away those corn cobs”

  1. 1 petit4chocolatier
    July 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    This is very interesting. I would never had thought of making jam from the leftover corn cob. How sustainable! Thank you!

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