Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob


Corn on the cob is cooked in boiled water with a little sugar and lemon juice for the sweetest, tastiest corn! My mother-in-law gave me this easy recipe.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 6 ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed


  1. Fill a large pot about 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil. Stir in sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Gently place ears of corn into boiling water, cover the pot, turn off the heat, and let corn cook in the hot water until tender, about 10 minutes.

    a close-up view of three corn on the cobs

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sugar. The actual amount of sugar consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
1g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 246mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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