This recipe reads like a roster for a meeting of the most delicious ingredients club. It’s a winner for lovers of savory-sweet combos. Buttery onions and corn combine with honey and thyme, and did you see the heavy cream in there, too? It’s the perfect comforting dish to spoon alongside seared steak and blanched green beans, or roasted chicken and juicy salt-sprinkled tomatoes. Taking the time to purée some of the corn gives the dish its generous body, while the thyme and honey draw out the corn’s sweetness.


Credit: Antonis Achilleos

Recipe Summary

25 mins
15 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in corn and ½ cup water. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

  • Stir in cream, honey, thyme, salt, and pepper. Transfer half of corn mixture to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid; secure lid, and place a clean towel over opening. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Add purée back to skillet; cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until thickened and heated through, about 5 minutes.