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Butterscotch Pudding

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  • Servings: 4
Butterscotch Pudding

Source: Everyday Food, September 2011


  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a medium heatproof bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine dark-brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, cream, and egg yolks; add to saucepan.

  2. Whisking constantly, cook over medium-high until mixture thickens and is bubbling, 8 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, whisking, 1 minute.

  3. Remove pan from heat and pour mixture through sieve into bowl. Stir in butter and vanilla until combined.

  4. Press plastic wrap directly against surface of pudding to prevent skin from forming and refrigerate 3 hours (or up to 3 days). To serve, whisk until smooth and divide among four small bowls.

Cook's Note

Top with whipped cream. Make sure cream is cold before beating and add a little confectioners' sugar.


Reviews (1)

  • Zappykins 9 Mar, 2013

    This recipe is defiantly worth trying for those caramel/butterscotch lovers. I would encourage you to watch it during the low heat phase – it took me a little longer than a minute to develop a dark colour and develop a richer flavor. Unlike most puddings, it gets better when it is cool, and I added a teaspoon of Butterscotch Snaps from the video on this site.

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