Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

Butterscotch Pudding Recipe is a simple old fashioned recipe made easy with milk, brown sugar, cornstarch, butter and flavoring without eggs.

Make it from scratch in a few minutes. Serve it hot or cold or in other desserts from one of the suggestions below.

This Butterscotch Pudding tastes a lot like caramel pudding.

The difference in caramel flavor and butterscotch flavor is caramel is derived by melting sugar until it turns brown and butterscotch from adding brown sugar (which contains molasses) and butter.

Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar*, packed
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt together in a saucepan.

Slowly whisk in cold milk, a little at a time until well mixed and no lumps of cornstarch remain.

Turn heat to low and cook while stirring until it comes to a boil. (takes 12-15 minutes).

Cook and stir another 2-3 minutes until thickened to a pudding consistency. (It will thicken more as it cools).

Remove from heat, drop in butter and stir in vanilla.

Serve pudding warm or let it cool and place it in the refrigerator to chill a couple of hours before serving.

Serve with Chocolate Fudge Sauce and Whipped Cream  both homemade from scratch, for a scrumptious, light and elegant dessert.

For a pretty presentation, spoon the pudding into an attractive stemware glass such as a wine glass.

Top with the whipped cream. (Can use  thawed frozen whipped cream. However the best, creamy topping for this particular pudding is Homemade Whipped Cream because it is not as sweet as store-bought in my opinion) and drizzle the sauce over all.

I like to sprinkle on a few chopped pecans.

To make this into a pie, cook the filling a little longer and pour into a baked Flaky Pie Crust.

* I use light brown sugar instead of dark sugar in this recipe  with excellent results.

Serve This Delicious Pudding With
Other Great Desserts

  • Serve warm, spooned over Vanilla Cake or ice cream as a sauce.
  • Slice a Sponge Cake into three layers and fill them with this cold pudding.
  • Fill homemade cream puffs or eclairs with pudding, then top with Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce.
  • Spread over Ladyfingers in an elegant triffle dessert.
  • Substitute 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee for 1/2 cup of the milk in recipe for a rich mocha flavor.

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