Was in one of those moods where I was craving a delicious dessert. I have no diner to head over too and the local grocery doesn't really make any good desserts, so I decided to take a try at making an old fashioned type of pie. One of those you only see in movies, or hear about from your mother or another older member of the family. So here goes; Butterscotch Pie. Creamy, nutty, sweet, and perfect topped with fresh meringue.
- 2 tbs butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 tbs flour
- 4 egg yolks, (save whites for meringue)
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pie crust
1. In a medium size sauce pan over medium heat melt butter. Add brown sugar, salt, and cream and cook for roughly five minutes stirring constantly.
2. Mix in flour and whisk until well combined and no lumps remain.
3. Slowly temper egg yolks into the mixture so as not to scramble.
4. Add in milk and lower heat and cook for about 10 minutes stirring frequently.
5. Let cool and mix in vanilla. Pour into pie crust.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until crust has browned.
7. Whip egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Layer over pie and bake at 400 degrees until meringue browns on its peaks about 5 minutes.
This pie is perfectly sweet, filling, but also delicate in its flavors.
Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 40 min