Butterscotch Pie

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Butterscotch Pie Butterscotch Pie

Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) pre-baked pie shell
1/4 cup butterscotch morsels, plus more for topping
Whipped cream, recipe follows

Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar


In a large saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add milk, constantly stirring until it thickens.

In a separate bowl temper 2 egg yolks by whisking in a small amount of hot mixture to bowl. Whisk in the eggs and add the butter and vanilla. Allow to cook for a few minutes.

Pour into a dish and refrigerate, allowing to cool. When ready, fill pie shell with butterscotch mixture.

Mix the butterscotch morsels into the whipped cream. Cover pie and garnish with more butterscotch morsels.

Whipped Cream:
Using a hand mixer, whip together the heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy.

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Reader Comments:


The first time I tried this recipe it turned out bland and did not set up. There is too much milk and not enough cornstarch or vanilla. Last night I made it again with 3 cups of milk, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of vanilla and it was much much better! Hope this helps! Greta F.

By Anonymous on April 13, 2014


Very bland. Lacking good deep butterscotch color and flavor. But, most of all was not like my grandmother's!

By Barbara on November 09, 2013


this is delicious

By bakeca Vicenza on October 31, 2013


This was a hit! I added some chopped almond slices with the butterscotch pieces as decoration on the top as well!

By Christina on September 16, 2012


By Anonymous on May 18, 2011


Paula this my favorite pie thanks

By Anonymous on May 13, 2010


By Anonymous on April 12, 2010

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