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Sweet Corn Tamales

How to Make Sweet Corn Tamales (Pintos)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 3 servings


  • 2 cups scraped young corn from fresh young corn on the cob
  • 3/4 cup scraped young buko
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


How to cook Sweet Corn Tamales (Pintos):

  • Mix all ingredients. Prepare fresh husk of young corn.
  • Use husk near the cob as it is the best part and easier to handle.
  • Drop a heaping tablespoon of young corn mixture into middle of corn husk.
  • You may roll husk lengthwise and tie ends or bring two ends together, tie then push mixture to center.
  • Cut corn cobs and arrange at bottom of saucepan to create a bed for pintos. Add water to saucepan.
  • Take care that water does not reach corn mixture or this will dilute pintos and ruin pudding.
  • Steam for 20 minutes. The taste of corn cob adds flavor to pintos.