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So, I really wasn’t going to post this recipe today, but I just couldn’t help myself.  In fact, I wasn’t even going to post any desserts this week, just because I have a big surprise in store for next week.  (With way more desserts than I usually post on here!!)  But I couldn’t let this recipe sit in my drafts folder for another day.  You see, before this recipe, I had never made pudding from scratch before.  It’s such a shame!  I actually don’t have pudding very often, and when I do, it’s usually the little single serving packages that you can buy at the store.  Every once in awhile, I’ll mix up a box of pudding, but it doesn’t happen very often.  But while looking through an old Cooking Light issue, I immediately stopped on this recipe and couldn’t wait to make it.

I don’t know what took me so long.  Let’s just say this was the best dessert that I have had in some time.  If you’ve made your own pudding before, you’ll probably know just what a difference it makes when you make it from scratch.  And really, it wasn’t difficult.  Or time consuming.  But the end result was absolutely delicious.  I sprinkled mine with a little bit of cinnamon – mostly just to make them look prettier for the pictures, but the cinnamon really added a nice touch.

Do yourself a favor – if you haven’t made pudding from scratch before – try this out!!

Butterscotch Pudding | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Butterscotch Pudding
From Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2008

Serves 6

1 cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
3 cup s1% low-fat milk, divided
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed

Combine first three ingredients in a saucepan. Gradually add 2 cups milk; stir with a whisk until blended. Cook mixture to 180 degrees or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil.)

Combine remaining 1 cup milk, egg, and egg yolk in a bowl; stir with a whisk.

Gradually add 1 cup of hot milk mixture to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add egg mixture to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Place pan in a large ice filled bowl for 20 minutes or until mixture cools to room temperature; stir occasionally. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Chill. Serve with whipped topping.

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18 Responses to Butterscotch Pudding

  1. Tasha says:

    I have such a weakness for Butterscotch. I've never made homemade pudding before (yet I always bookmark Butterscotch ones). Even though I'm trying to be really good when it comes to sweets, I might just break down and make this.

  2. Deborah says:

    Tasha – this is a Cooking Light recipe, so you don't have to feel so guilty about making it!!

  3. Val says:

    One of my all time favorites!!! Yum.

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    So luscious! I've never had that pudding….



  5. kat says:

    Yeah, I totally need to try making pudding from scratch too.

  6. Joanne says:

    I love pudding but also find myself only buying those jell-o cups. Which are okay but probably don't hold a candle to this!

  7. teresa says:

    mmm, so good! i've never made pudding myself either, delish!

  8. scrambledhenfruit says:

    Oh, butterscotch is my favorite pudding flavor, but I never make it-I'm going to have to do something about that!

  9. Monet says:

    I'm glad you went ahead and decided to share this with us! Isn't homemade pudding amazing? Ryan and I made some chocolate pudding last week, and it was too good! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. May the middle of your week be full of joy and laughter.

  10. Brilynn says:

    I just made Dorie's Butterscotch Pudding over the weekend, it was great!

  11. Food Gal says:

    A great butterscotch pudding is a thing to behold. In fact, I was never that jazzed about butterscotch until I had a fabulous pudding years ago at a restaurant. It stoked me for life. 😉

  12. Wilde in the Kitchen says:

    I never have made pudding before, it looks so simple! Looks delicious, especially with that dallop of whip on top!

  13. kellypea says:

    Awesome combo of flavors — it's making me wish I had it on my lunch agenda today 🙂 Sometimes, I add a few kalamatas to this combo or some capers. SO yummy!

  14. kellypea says:

    OOPS! I was drooling over that pasta dish a few posts back! The pudding sounds delicious, too. Haven't had pudding in years.

  15. Robyn says:

    I love homemade pudding, I actually made some last week. I just made vanilla, but I may have to make some more soon just so I can try this.

  16. grace says:

    homemade butterscotch pudding ranks among my all-time favorite desserts. those little storebought pudding cups can't even come close, and that's that.

  17. Sonia says:

    I love butterscotch pudding! I just made this–though I halved it and veganized it by using a chia seed egg in place of the eggs/soymilk/and Earth Balance.
    I noticed that there was no vanilla in the ingredients, but it is in the directions. How much would you use? I estimated but I would love to know if I added enough!

  18. Deborah says:

    Thanks Sonia – I have fixed the recipe!

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