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grandma's butterscotch pie

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Melissa Snow
Hillsboro, OR

Grandma liked to cook and she used to love looking through cookbooks for different recipes. This is a pie that she said she made a lot when my dad was younger and is a favorite. Like grandma wrote on the bottom of the recipe card for this pie, "Make sure you enjoy."

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Butterscotch is one of those old-fashioned pies that will transport you back to grandma's kitchen. After one bite of this pie, you might find yourself eating it straight from the pie plate. The pie is rich, sweet, and silky. It has a texture similar to a thick custard. Just heavenly.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grandma's butterscotch pie

  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 c
    skim milk
  • 3
    egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    9-inch pie crust, baked

How To Make grandma's butterscotch pie

  • Sugar, corn starch, and flour in a double boiler.
    In a double boiler, whisk together sugar, corn starch, and flour.
  • Slowly adding in some milk.
    Add just enough milk to make a paste.
  • Adding in the egg yolks.
    Stir in beaten egg yolks.
  • Stirring in the remaining milk.
    Stir in the remainder of the milk.
  • Stirring until mixture is thick.
    Cook slowly; stirring constantly when thick. Remove from heat.
  • Butter and vanilla added.
    Add butter and vanilla.
  • Filling poured into the baked pie crust.
    Pour the filling into the baked pie shell and refrigerate.