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Creamy Butterscotch Pudding for 2

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling


2 servings

One day when I had a craving for something homemade, I tried from-scratch pudding. It’s much better than the store-bought kind! —EMR,
Creamy Butterscotch Pudding for 2 Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Pirouette cookies, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk and egg yolk; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes longer.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times. Pour into 2 individual dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, 1-2 hours. If desired, serve with Pirouette cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 217 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • dublinlab
    Apr 25, 2017

    Good, easy, I used 2 % . I will do it again with whole milk. My husband suggested a drizzle of Carmel ice cream topping. Janet.VFE

  • Carol
    Mar 16, 2017

    Made with 2% milk. Too bland need butterscotch chips next time.

  • kittykat68
    Mar 15, 2013

    I was looking for a quick dessert with not alot of ingredients. This recipe was it. My husband and I love it.

  • mom2jack1
    Mar 9, 2013

    Recipe was very easy to make, however did lack vibrant flavor I wanted for buttersctoch. Was to mild in flavor for me.

  • cc4244
    Mar 3, 2013

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  • rosefrank
    Mar 3, 2013

    This was very good and creamy and had just enough butterscotch flavor

  • alleul
    Mar 2, 2013

    I added 1 teaspoon corn starch, 1/2 cup butterscotch chips and omitted the butter.It is thicker and tastier.

  • rachelina
    Mar 1, 2013

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  • Ruthy1
    Mar 1, 2013

    This is he best Butterscoth Pudding i ever made,will make again soon.

  • tasha21
    Mar 1, 2013

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