Butterscotch Pie With Whipped Cream

Butterscotch Pie
Diana Rattray
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
386 Calories
23g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 386
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 7g
Calcium 121mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

 This fabulous butterscotch pie is made with a homemade brown sugar and egg filling and a whipped cream topping. The pictured pie was made with a simple graham cracker crust, but you could also use a baked pastry crust or cookie crumb crust.


  • 1 graham cracker pie shell, homemade or purchased
  • For the Filling:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (tightly packed, about 7 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch (1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 1/3 cups whipping cream (cold)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put the butter in a medium saucepan. Measure/weigh the brown sugar and set aside.

  3. Put the milk and 1 cup of heavy cream in a bowl; set aside.

  4. Put the cornstarch and salt in a deep bowl; set aside.

  5. Put the egg yolks in a deep bowl; set aside.

  6. Have the crust and a fine-mesh sieve ready to strain the cooked pudding.

  7. Put the saucepan with the butter over medium heat. Melt the butter then add the brown sugar. Cook, whisking constantly until the brown sugar has melted and begins to boil. Boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. 

  8. Add the milk and cream mixture to the brown sugar mixture and bring back to a simmer while stirring constantly.

  9. Remove the hot mixture from the heat and pour about 1/3 cup into the cornstarch and salt mixture, whisking all the while to blend the hot mixture into the cornstarch. When the mixture is smooth, pour back into the saucepan and return to the heat. Bring back to a boil, whisking constantly. 

  10. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour about 1/3 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly until smooth and well blended. 

  11. Return the saucepan to the heat and bring back to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring, for about 1/2 minute. 

  12. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.

  13. Put the hot mixture through a sieve and fill the pie crust. Immediately cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap, so it will have no air to form a skin.

  14. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, or until thoroughly chilled.

  15. When the pie is thoroughly chilled, prepare the whipped cream topping.

  16. Pour 1 1/3 cups cold whipping cream into a deep bowl. Beat until thickened, then add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. 

  17. Spread or pipe the whipped cream over the pie, covering it completely to the crust edge.

  18.  Serve and enjoy!

Raw Egg Warning

Consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.


  • The pie is best eaten the day it is made and topped with whipped cream, but it can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Serve with warm homemade or purchased caramel or butterscotch sauce.

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