Butterscotch Pie

Total Time:
30 min
20 min
10 min

6 to 8 servings


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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I tried and seem to have failed on creating this pie, though I was careful to follow all the instructions to the letter. What I got was light brown, kind of curdled, and didn't really taste like butterscotch (its not unpleasant, but is basically sweet goo). I may have cooked it for longer than I should have after adding the eggs but I was tasting the whole time and it never came close to butterscotch flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll say the recipe description is a little vague, I was a little confused what to do with the eggs, when to add them in and stuff, but I watched a video on YouTube and it described what to do. It also doesn't specify what kind of milk, I just ended up using whole milk. I was a little worried at first with the 4 cups of milk because it seemed like a lot of liquid and I know the it's not suppose to be watery, but after a while, a long while, it started to thicken. It says a 9 inch pie crust, but it was too small for all the filling that the recipe calls for. I think the crust needs to be 10 inches or more. Also, you don't need to put the filling in a bowl to cool down, you can put it in the pie crust and let it cool from there. Its a really sweet pie, so if you don't want to add the butterscotch morsels if you don't want to. Other than that, I would say it's a great pie for holidays or any occasion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed this recipe to a T - everything EXACT and it never would thicken enough. It remained very runny. Wasted ingredients. Very disappointed as it was for my husband's birthday. I am an experienced cook and usually LOVE all Paula's recipes but this one just did not work. I think the ingredients need adjustment....more cornstarch perhaps but will not ever make this pie again. Wish I had read the reviews. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!! gotta read the recipe people, it is easy and quick. No butterscotch in the pie ..........lol............... Just in the whipped cream item not reviewed by moderator and published
This came out nice. No one I knew had ever even heard of a butterscotch pie, but its now something I make every year (I've been making this 2 or 3 years now). But leave out the morsels, its sweet enough as it is, and it would affect the texture of the creamy smooth pie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First thing that I say to the people that didn't get this Recipe, you probably should be baking frozen pies From the grocery store. I loved this pie. I am a novice baker and I had no trouble making This recipe. I changed A couple of things,I like to cut corners on sugar, I used Splenda brown sugar blend in place of the brown sugar for the filling and regular Splenda in the topping replacing the powdered sugar. I replaced 2 cups of the milk with 2 cups of coconut milk. The pie came out terrific it was very tasty and my family and friends loved it. I will make again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What's with the color? Paula's was that bright rusty, butterscotch color and mine turned out "tannish". Was disappointed to say the least. Custard filling does NOT call for butterscotch morsels. Where did you get that idea??? will NOT make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it is very tasty. Very simplie. low calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this pie was terrific. I followed the recipe exactly as it was written, and it turned out beautifully. Lots of compliments from my family! Looking forward to having it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The filling was OK, but the topping didn't turn out at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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