Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

This creamy confection is unlike the kind you make from a box. A little bit more work? Yes, but so worth it.  I have to admit that I sort of like the boxed version, but am completely turned off by the color. Does that fake butterscotch pudding color gross anyone else out? Well, this version does not have the fake coloring and has a great flavor. I copied the recipe from the latest Taste of Home magazine and made it for my family the other night.

Butterscotch Pudding

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 3 TB cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 C 2% milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 TB butter, cubed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

In a heavy saucepan, combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir in the milk until nice and smooth. Cook & stir over med-high heat until thick and bubbly. Reduce to low heat and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir a little bit of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then return everything to the pan. Next, bring everything to a low boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. At this point, remove from heat.

Stir in the cubed butter and vanilla. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes, occasionally stirring it. Spoon pudding into dessert dishes (makes 6), cover them, and refrigerate until chilled. Add whipped cream to the top if desired.

Dig in!

5 thoughts on “Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

  1. Had to stop by–my CAT’s name is Butterscotch! 🙂

    Looks yummy! (The pudding not my cat)

    Visiting from Homemaker On A Dime linky party,
    ~Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

  2. Mmmm, homemade butterscotch pudding – what a treat! I believe that it’s worth the extra bit of effort to make it!

    Found your link at the Homemaker on a Dime party 🙂

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