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Butterscotch Pie Recipe

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Frances Bever


1 (9 inch) baked pie crust
8 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
1 cup boiling water
3 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cups milk
3 egg yolks
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For topping:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp powdered sugar

Place the egg yolks in a small mixing bowl. Whisk lightly. Set aside. In a medium, heavy bottom good saucepan combine the cornstarch, flour, and salt. Whisk in the milk until blended. Set aside.
In a large light colored skillet melt the butter over medium/low heat and cook, stirring constantly,until it turns nutty brown in color. Gradually add the dark brown sugar. Cook stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted, about 5 minutes. Carefully add 1 cup of boiling water. This is like making caramel as the mixture will sputter and spit.
Add the brown sugar mixture to the saucepan with the milk and flour. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it begins to boil. This could take 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring.
Once the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat. Drizzle spoonfuls of the hot butterscotch into the egg yolks while whisking constantly. Repeat until you have add 1/3 of the butterscotch to the egg yolks.
Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the remaining butterscotch and return to heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to boil. Cook for another minute then remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour the custard into the pie crust. Cool then refrigerate until ready to serve.
To make the topping whisk the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time whisk until thickened. Dollop the whipped cream on top of the pie.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I remember stand in grandmas kitchen and waiting to get the bowl so i could lick the bowl and usually we could never wait for it to cool completely. We would wait for a little bit until it set up and then we would dig in. SO SO so yummy!!




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