Old-South Butterscotch Pie Recipe

This deliciously rich Old-South Butterscotch Pie, is great to serve for any occasion. One of the most popular desserts ever, this Old-South Butterscotch Pie will not only impress your guests, but will entertain you as well!
Old-South Butterscotch Pie picture


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodInterest Group


 Dark brown sugar1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), firmly packed
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Water2 Tablespoon
 Milk2 Cup (32 tbs) (Divided)
 Cornstarch4 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Egg yolks3 , slightly beaten
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baked pie shell9 Inch
 Pecans1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
 Heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3001 Calories from Fat 1565

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 179 g275%

Saturated Fat 89.1 g445.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 993.8 mg

Sodium 915.1 mg38.1%

Total Carbohydrates 341 g113.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.6%

Sugars 251.3 g

Protein 32 g63.9%

Vitamin A 108.2% Vitamin C 3.2%

Calcium 76.7% Iron 17.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Combine brown sugar, salt and water in top of a double boiler.
Cook over direct heat for 5 minutes.
Blend V* cup of the milk with the cornstarch.
Add the remaining milk and combine with the brown sugar mixture.
Place over hot water and cook until thick and smooth, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir a small amount of the hot mixture over the beaten egg yolks and mix well; return to double boiler and cook 5 minutes longer.
Add butter and vanilla; remove from hot water and cool.
Pour into baked shell and chill well.
Before serving, sprinkle top with pecans and garnish with whipped cream.
Makes one 9-inch pic.