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Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Total Time

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

Makes

6 servings

Homemade pudding reminds me of my grandma and how she turned milk and eggs into creamy textures before my eyes. The butterscotch in this recipe adds a caramel-sweet touch. —Teresa Wilkes, Pembroke, Georgia
Homemade Butterscotch Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into the egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly; cook 2 minutes or until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to 6 dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without whipped cream): 273 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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