This recipe was found on the internet, but for the life of me I can't remember where! I was intrigued with it not only because it included butterscotch chips but also because of its lattice top!! NOTE: Lattice pie cutters are available at baking & home supply stores.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, then unroll one of the pastry crusts & fit it into a 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
- In a small saucepan, combine butterscotch chips & heavy cream, & turn heat up to medium, heating about 5 minutes, whisking occasionally, until smooth, then set aside to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, egg & egg yolk, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, ginger & nutmeg.
- Slowly whisk in butterscotch mixture until incorporated, then spoon into crust-lined pie plate & spread smooth.
- Unroll 2nd crust/dough, AND IF USING A LATTICE PIE CUTTER, spread the crust/dough on top of the cutter. Then use a rolling pin to roll across the dough to cut & create the lattice pattern. Carefully remove piecrust from lattice cutter, trying not to stretch it, & place it on top of the pie.Fold over edge & crimp decoratively.
- IF YOU HAVE NO LATTICE PIE CUTTER, use small cookie cutters to create a design (OR carve a jack-o-lantern face !) & proceed as indicated above.
- Bake for 25 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees F & bake an additional 35 minutes, until crust is browned & pie puffs slightly, covering edge of pie with foil if it is browning too quickly.
- Cool at room temperature on wire rack.
This is definitely my new go to pumpkin pie! The butterscotch taste is just barely there - not enough to make in non-traditional, but just enough to make it special.
WOW, this is a GREAT pie! It has such a creamy texture and is sooo yummy! The butterscotch really goes perfectly with the pumpkin and makes this special! LOVED IT! :)
I used this great recipe for the crust: Aunt Jennie's Pie Crust (With Oil).
I only used 1 egg and 1 flax egg in the filling and yogurt in place of cream as I was out of the latter. The tang from the yogurt was a nice contrast to the sweetness from the butterscotch chips. I also left out the sugar in the filling and found it was plenty sweet like that. Definitely a keeper that I cant wait to make again. THANKS for sharing, Syd!
Made and reviewed on recommendation of Weekend Cooker in December 2011.
I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it! I do not usually like pumpkin pie, but with the butterscotch it sweetened it up and made it so good!! I like that it has a top crust too, that is my favorite part. I couldn't find a lattice cutter and no time to order one so I used a small leaf cookie cutter to make a design. Also made this for DSs Thanksgiving pie sale and it was one of the firsts to go!!