Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

Butterscotch Pudding Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract


1 Preheat oven to 325°F and set a kettle of water to boil. Set four ramekins or oven-safe bowls out and a large baking dish. In a saucepan melt the butter. Once melted add the brown sugar and salt, stir until well combined. Add the cream and milk to the sugar mixture. Heat to a boil and remove from heat.

2 Slowly, in a thin stream, pour the heated sugar-dairy mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly so that the egg yolks are tempered by the warm mixture, but not cooked by it. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour through a fine mesh sieve to catch any cooked bits of egg.

3 Ladle the mixture evenly into the ramekins. Place ramekins in the baking dish and pour the hot water into the baking dish until the water rises an inch from the top of the ramekins. Lightly tent the pan with some vented foil and bake for 50-65 minutes or until set (the sides should be firm and the center a bit wobbly). Be sure to rotate the pan half way through cooking. Allow to cool or, preferably, chill before serving.

Serves 4


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