Creamy Butterscotch Pudding Recipe
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Creamy Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

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Deciding to make a real homemade dessert one night, I mixed up this pudding. It's from my favorite cookbook with a few added tweaks—and much better than store-bought! —EMR, Taste of Home Online Community
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 221 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk and egg yolks; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times. Pour into four individual dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until chilled. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Butterscotch Pudding in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p45

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vciii User ID: 8353511 225542
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"This recipe is calling for WAY too much cornstarch!. Reduce the cornstarch to only 2 tablespoons and you'll get a nice, creamy pudding (even creamier if you use whole milk). Any more than 2 tablespoons and you'll just get a thick glump of cornstarch- plus, if you use nonfat milk, then there's no fat to grab onto the cornstarch and give it a creamy texture. Even low fat would be better than non-fat in this recipe. It's always easy for me to remember the recipe for pudding: 2 tablespoons cornstarch- 2 cups of milk- 2 egg yolks. 2-2-2. The rest is easy. Also, it's best to mix the egg yolks with milk and blend well, THEN pour that mixture in with the dry ingredients. Just looking at this recipe makes me gag!"

honeybunny4u User ID: 7597849 225417
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"This is my go-to dessert (when I don't feel like chocolate)!"

calebchef77 User ID: 7935884 186300
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"This recipe is disgusting. I decided to make it one evening for me and my wife to try for dessert and we both didn't like it. Tasted like thickened milk with brown sugar. I don't think we will be making this one again."

bblondie3 User ID: 7853941 106465
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"Yuck! I love homemade puddings...rice pudding, chocolate pudding, bread pudding, vanilla pudding, etc. This was just a glop of sugared milk. It had the consistency of pudding, but after about 2 or 3 bites it didn't taste like butterscotch, only like brown sugar. I'm not sure why it has received rave reviews. It was a flop, in my opinion."

marruss1739 User ID: 4937880 167544
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"I make this recipe all the time. I never buy boxed pudding anymore instant or cooked due to this recipe. I use this recipe to make the butterscotch snack cake. To help speed things along I use the microwave oven to cook the pudding. Also you can decrease the sugar content by using splenda brown sugar. thanks for a great recipe."

mayhemmom User ID: 7642957 167543
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"I did not have milk on hand so i used fat free 1/2 &1/2. Also, had about 1/4cup butterscotch chips that i added at the end. Absolutely decadent! Super easy to make and ohhhh soooo gooooood! Will never make boxed again."

lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 106463
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"This was very tasty! I used light brown sugar in place of the dark. Will definitely make this again."

LaCiKJ User ID: 7413327 184102
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Creamy, simple and delicious. Pulled the box of pudding out of my cabinet and it had 15 ingredients, part of which include yellow colors 5 and 6. Think I will stick with this one from now on. Didn't even wait till it was cold until I had my first serving!"

Moonbeam77 User ID: 6344317 115112
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Can I make this with almond milk instead of fat-free?"

2KAYZ User ID: 6509110 183124
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"I loved this recipe. It is really hard to find a good butterscotch pudding recipe and this one is great. I use it for my homemade pies and they are always gone in a blink. I give this recipe a 10 out of 10!!!!!!!"

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