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

Step-By-Step

1Prepare 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.

2In 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.

3In 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.

4In 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.

5Whipped 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.

6Remove 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