Butterscotch Pudding

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

If you love pudding, then the dessert flavor trinity wasn’t vanilla, chocolate and strawberry but vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch.

This pudding has that marvelous real butterscotch flavor you just can’t get from a boxed mix.


  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar


  1. Rinse a heavy nonreactive saucepan with cold water, and shake out the excess water (this helps prevent the milk from scorching). Bring cups of the milk nearly to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining ½