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Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding


  • 2 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons dark Rum or Scotch if you prefer.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons castor sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gingernuts crushed

Make the butterscotch pudding

  1. Stir together heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups milk, brown sugar, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium, whisking often to dissolve sugar.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together egg yolks, cornstarch, rum, vanilla, and remaining 1/2 cup milk in a heatproof bowl until smooth.
  3. Gradually ladle about half of the hot cream mixture into egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Once half of the hot cream mixture is whisked into the egg yolk mixture, scrape all egg yolk mixture into remaining hot cream in pan.
  4. Cook pudding over medium-low, whisking constantly, until bubbly and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a medium-size heatproof bowl. Gradually add butter pieces, whisking until butter is completely incorporated before the next addition. Press plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding; chill until set, at least 6 hours or up to 3 days.
  5. Remove chilled butterscotch pudding from refrigerator; peel off and discard plastic. Set pudding aside.

Make the whipped crème fraîche

  1. Combine heavy cream, crème fraîche, powdered sugar, and vanilla in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes.


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