Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding

Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 6 mins

I have tried several "Old Fashioned" butterscotch pudding recipes..and this is the best I have found...and also, by FAR, the simplest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in evaporated milk and water.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Place egg in small bowl; stir in small amount of milk mixture.
  6. Add to milk mixture; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute (be careful, mixture will bubble and might spatter on your hand so use caution).
  7. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla extract.
  8. Pour into dessert dishes.
  9. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  10. Top with whipped cream.
Most Helpful

Mmmmmm! I'd like to give the flavor 10 stars. It was butterscotchy, but I could also taste a caramel taste. I just loved it! I didn't give it 5 stars because the texture of mine was not smooth - I think they call it "grainy" in a pudding. It turned that way before I added the egg. I am wondering if it is because I used skim evaporated milk, or maybe I cooked it too long? Well, no matter to me - I will definately be making this again! Yum Yum!!

Dorie's Lori April 01, 2008

WOW!! delicious. My family loved it. thank you for a real yummy dessert that my whole family enjoyed. I also put on shaved chocolate on the cream for my 3 year old. he has to have it or he doesnt think its dessert lol :) thank you lovers dream for a lovely dessert

AussieGal Tracey September 30, 2006