Evoke memories of puddings, candies, and other childhood comforts with this lush butterscotch dessert. Its grown-up look and taste are derived from browned butter and brown sugar in the filling and jewel-like shards of hazelnut praline scattered on top.
This pie is amazing. It's a regular at our house and one of our favorites. I don't always do the hazelnut topping because it's great without it just topped with sweetened whipped cream. I agree with the previous reviewer in that you need to add cream to the cooked sugar VERY slowly. I've had the whole thing seize into a mass before. Take your time with that step.
i served this when entertaining, and it was an absolute hit. people still talk to me about it. it really has a dinner feeling to it, kinda retro flavour.
I agree that this pie is a lot of work to make, but it was well worth it. It was a real 'showstopper' when I presented it. When making this pie, I recommend using low heat and going very slowly, adding the ingredients a little at a time so that the texture of the custard turns out smooth.
A lot of work and lots of dirty dishes for what is basically a butterscotch pudding pie. Not worth the effort.