Drew’s Favorite Butterscotch Pie Recipe
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret – I love to eat. I hate that I love it so much, but let’s be real – there are few things as satisfying in life as pigging out on a good meal or dessert. When I was a kid my favorite restaurant was a pizza joint called Giovanni’s.
Their pizza and pastas were second to none, and the one in my hometown just so happened to serve homemade pies. They had a variety of delicious flavors: Oreo cheesecake, peanut butter, and pecan among many others.
However, all of these paled in comparison to their legendary butterscotch pie. Oh my god, I was absolutely addicted to it. I still reminisce occasionally about the days of old when I would eat an entire butterscotch pie to myself after scarfing down a pizza.
Needless to say I was a morbidly obese child. Thanks to Giovanni’s, butterscotch pie is still my favorite dessert of all time, and I recently stumbled onto a recipe for it that I’d like to share with you. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
1 cup packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
The instructions are as follows:
- In top of double boiler, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken, about 20 minutes.
- Whisk in egg yolks; continue to cook and stir until filling is thickened.
- While pudding mixture is cooking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Remove filling from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla.
- Pour filling into prepared pie crust. Bake in preheated oven until top begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!