REAL BUTTERSCOTCH PIE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Found this gorgeous pie in a cookbook from Midwest Living. It reminds me of my mother's butterscotch pies, and they were SO GOOD! I will be making this very soon!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1
pastry for single crust pie
1 1/4 c
packed dark brown sugar
1/4 c
butter
1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
cornstarch
2 c
whipping cream
3
egg yolks
3 Tbsp
butter, cut up
1 tsp
vanilla extract
whipped cream topping

WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING:

1 3/4 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare pastry for single crust pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate as directed. Cover the pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a preheated 450-degree oven for 8 minutes; remove foil and bake for 5 more minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
2
In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 up of the brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the butter. Cook and stir over low heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
3
In a small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar, the flour and cornstarch. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir until combined. Gradually stir in whipping cream. Return saucepan to heat. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
4
In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks with a fork. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot filling into yolks. Add yolk mixture to saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 Tbsp. butter and the vanilla. Pour filling into the baked pastry. Cover filling with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
5
Whipped Cream Topping: Beat 1-3/4 cups whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form.
6
Remove plastic wrap from pie. Spread topping evenly over cold filling. Immediately serve pie or store, covered, in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #creamy, #from scratch