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Butterscotch Pie

on November 11, 2013

Pie is a big topic this time of year.

What kind of pie to make for Thanksgiving, how many pies to make for Thanksgiving, how many pies per person to make for Thanksgiving.

We’ll be needing a lot of pie.

This recipe for Butterscotch Pie would be great for Thanksgiving.

Butterscotch Pie

This is another recipe that looks like it came from Grandma’s sister.

As I was making the filling for this pie, I was thinking to myself, “I want to eat this for pudding!”

After tasting a spoonful, that would be a good idea.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Butterscotch Pie

2 cups milk

1 cup brown sugar

2 Tablespoons corn starch

2 Tablespoons all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 egg yolks, beaten

3 Tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat milk in a medium saucepan.

In a bowl mix brown sugar, cornstarch, and flour.

Next whisk a 1/2 cup or so of the hot milk into the egg yolks to temper, then whisk that egg yolk mixture into the hot milk.

Add the dry mixture to the saucepan and whisk until smooth.

Let it come to a boil and cook it until it thickens, stirring constantly.

Add butter and vanilla, stir until combined.

Put filling into baked pie shell.



I love the food processor pie crust method that you can find on my previous post for Apple Pie with Crumb Topping.


I blind baked the pie shell.

Dock the pie dough with a fork, cover the dough with foil, and fill in with beans (which you then can’t use for eating) or pie weights.

Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes with weights, then remove weights and bake 5-6 minutes more.

Cool before adding the filling.


This is where the filling looks like it would make a GREAT pudding.


Fill the pie crust with the filling.

Let it cool and then top with sweetened whipped cream.


One mistake I made – I forgot to dock the pie crust before blind baking so the bottom of the crust puffed up a bit.

You can kind of see it here.


This is so buttery and butterscotch-y.

Very nice for our Thanksgiving pie count.

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