Creamy Butterscotch Pudding
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 221 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
Apr 26, 2020
how do you give 0 stars? i don’t think the author has ever tasted real butterscotch- cornstarch?!? If you want to be a chef you need to have a palate. this recipe is pure garbage.
Jan 7, 2018
I made this tonight. I like the recipe because everything is a staple in my kitchen. I did substitute light brown sugar for the dark. We like it warm, so that is how we ate it.
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!
Apr 25, 2015
This is my go-to dessert (when I don't feel like chocolate)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 22, 2013
This was very tasty! I used light brown sugar in place of the dark. Will definitely make this again.
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!