Rating: 4.15 stars
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7

This is a wonderful pudding recipe I have been making for years. Our family loves it best when it's hot. Can also use as a pie filling.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add enough milk to make thick paste. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a boil. Stir in brown sugar mixture, return to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.

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  • Place egg yolks in small bowl. Temper the yolks by quickly stirring in about 1/4 of hot milk mixture. Pour yolk mixture back into hot milk mixture, and return to heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla until butter is melted. Pour into bowls, and let cool slightly.

Nutrition Facts

475 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 70.4g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 198.8mg; sodium 469.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (109)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2005
Awesome- so super creamy! I added an extra tablespoon of cornstarch because the other reviews had me worried about the pudding setting up. I'm not sure if I really needed it but it turned out fabulous! The perfect comfort food in the middle of a South Dakota snowstorm! My husband snitched so much of it that I had to make another batch to have enough for our kids! :) Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2008
I was really looking forward to tasting the result of this recipe because I live in a foreign country and butterscotch flavored anything cannot be found here. Unfortunately I found the flavor very mild with more of just a "sweet" taste than anything else. Mid-way through cooking however I tasted the milk/sugar mixture just before putting in the egg and before adding the vanilla. I actually thought that it tasted more like butterscotch at that point than at the end. I think I will try this again but I will make some changes. I will either increase the amount of brown sugar used in the recipe or I will try using dark brown sugar instead of the light brown sugar that I used. Also I think I will omit the vanilla. Read More
(65)
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2005
Awesome- so super creamy! I added an extra tablespoon of cornstarch because the other reviews had me worried about the pudding setting up. I'm not sure if I really needed it but it turned out fabulous! The perfect comfort food in the middle of a South Dakota snowstorm! My husband snitched so much of it that I had to make another batch to have enough for our kids! :) Enjoy! Read More
(68)
Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2008
I was really looking forward to tasting the result of this recipe because I live in a foreign country and butterscotch flavored anything cannot be found here. Unfortunately I found the flavor very mild with more of just a "sweet" taste than anything else. Mid-way through cooking however I tasted the milk/sugar mixture just before putting in the egg and before adding the vanilla. I actually thought that it tasted more like butterscotch at that point than at the end. I think I will try this again but I will make some changes. I will either increase the amount of brown sugar used in the recipe or I will try using dark brown sugar instead of the light brown sugar that I used. Also I think I will omit the vanilla. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
Awsome. I have been looking for a good butterscotch pudding for a long time! The only change I made was to add a bit of butterscotch schnapps - I like it Really butterscotchy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2006
yum yum! Don't stir again after you finish stirring the butter in or it will get grainy. I also added about a tablespoon of scotch whiskey for flavor- it is butterSCOTCH after all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This beats packaged butterscotch pudding! Really liked it and can't wait to fix it for my daughter and family when they come to Wyoming to visit. Butterscotch is her very favorite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2010
Much better than packaged pudding. Its worth it if you have the time and want to try it from scratch. Don't expect the overly strong pre-processed taste. This butterscotch flavor is more subtle. I was a little paranoid about the tempering part but it turned out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
Excellent recipe. Use real butter and even better with slightly less sugar and only two egg yolks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2005
YUM! I wish I had used dark brown sugar but it still was a wonderful treat! Thanks for sharing. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made pie for dessert with this recipe. Everyone really loved it. Will make again and again. Read More
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