Grandma's Butterscotch Pie Recipe -
Grandma's Butterscotch Pie Recipe
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Grandma's Butterscotch Pie

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"This is one of my favorite holiday pies. Serve with whipped cream. Yum!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    30 mins


  1. In top of double boiler, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk. Stir and keep stirring until it thickens.
  2. Mix in egg yolks, stir and keep cooking until it thickens.
  3. Remove from heat, and add butter or margarine and vanilla. Keep stirring.
  4. Pour into cooked pie crust. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes or until brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2004

I've been spreading the word about this recipe! If you don't have a double boiler, don't worry. It will still work just fine (I used medium heat and stirred constantly!) Tastes great with whipped cream on top.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 28, 2006

It did have a good flavor and consistancy if it just hadn't been so sweet! None of us could finish our piece and I ended up throwing the rest away. I think 2/3 cup sugar or 3/4 cup if you like a sweet pie would be enough.


67 Ratings

Oct 13, 2006

I really liked this recipe. To make it even better I put whipped cream on top and then crushed a butterfinger candy bar to put on top of that. It gave it a little bit of texture and made it even more beautiful.

Mar 13, 2004

Very good. I made the following modifactions, though: I don't have a double boiler, so I zapped it on high in the microwave-- 8 min. for the first thickening, then 2 more minutes after the eggs were added. I had a graham cracker crust handy, so I used it, but I think a regular patry crust would be better :)

Sep 01, 2003

Was very good! I did not use a double boiler, I just cooked it on a low setting and it did just fine. Highly recommend this recipe.

Mar 15, 2008

This recipe is very good, I just cooked it on the stove and stirred constantly, my mother askes me to make this for her every week.Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.

Jun 28, 2004

This recipe was very easy to make, with ingredients that I already had. I accidentally left out the vanilla and butter, and it was still ridiculously good. The only change I made was to put meringue on it instead of whipped cream. No kidding, my eyes closed involuntarily after the first bite, it was so good.

Oct 05, 2009

Tasted great. Made it for mother in law for her birthday (her fav). Never had it before, or even had seen one, but made it no problem. The only issue I had was I dont have an 'offical double boiler' I just use a pot of boiling waer with a glass pyrex bowl on top (have used this method for dozens of other double boiler instructions and had no problems). We after stirring forever, I couldnt get it to thicken even before I added my egg. I took it off the double boiler and poured it all in a pot and put it right on the burner. It thickened almost instantly, almost too quick had I not been right there. It turned out perfect. I just couldnt see it even getting hot enough the thicken with the double bolier. TASTED GREAT! Moter in laws eyes bugged out of her head she was so excited!


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  • Calories
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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