Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Got this from www.wholehealthmd.com, they have an online recipe makeover. Was looking for a pudding mix to substitute for bought mix that didn't look like it had vast amounts of sugar (yes, ok, butterscotch is supposed to be sugary).
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 1⁄4 cups milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In small bowl, stir together cornstarch and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Set aside.
- melt butter over medium-low heat. Cook 1 minute or until foam subsides and butter just begins to brown. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and cook 2 minutes or until melted.
- Gradually stir in milk until well blended. (Don't be concerned if sugar hardens, it will melt again.)
- Stir in salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture just comes to a boil.
- Pour some of hot mixture into cornstarch mixture and stir until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture back into hot milk mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture returns to a boil. Boil 1 minute.
- Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, and spoon into 4 dessert dishes. Cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate until well chilled.
What really would have made this better would have been not burning the sugar/butter; I looked away for a minute, but luckily I saved it in time to get just a slight burnt marshmallow-like taste. Based on what another reviewer said I added an extra TBSP of brown sugar. Delicious. EDIT: Ending up making this again, and have changed my rating to five stars.
This satisfied my "sweet tooth" with bananas on top. The brown sugar is so mild tasting that next time I will try dark. Thanks Cat R. for posting. Roxygirl
This made three good sized servings for a good dessert with some whip cream. Who doesn't like butterscotch?? Thanks CatR