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Amish Butterscotch Pie

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Amish Butterscotch Pie

  • ¼ c. butter
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. corn starch
  • 2 c. milk
  • pinch salt
  • 3 large egg yolks (reserve egg whites for meringue)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • pre-baked pie shell

Preheat oven to 350º.

Beat egg yolks with 2 tbsp. sugar.   Add  1/4 c. milk,  corn starch,  salt.  Whisk together.

In a sauce pan, cook water and sugar till sugar is melted.   Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.   Add 1 3/4 c. milk.   Bring to a boil.

Temper the eggs with a bit of hot milk.

Add egg mixture to sauce pan and cook on low/medium heat till thickened. Stirring constantly. Add butter, vanilla and my secret ingredient ( a blurb of maple flavoring), and stir another minute.

Pour into your pre-baked pie shell.


  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 6 tbsp. sugar

With a mixer, beat egg whites, vanilla and cr. of tartar till soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating till stiff and glossy peaks form, and sugar is all dissolved. Spread meringue over slightly warm filling, sealing to edge of crust. Bake at 350º for 12-15 minutes or till meringue is golden. Cool

Written by chocolatechic

Thursday,July 3, 2008 at 8:12 am

10 Responses

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  1. My daughter loves butterscotch but doesn’t like pies. I am so tempted to try this for her birthday tomorrow, though… My FEAR is that I will end up putting my face into it and eating like there’s no tomorrow! I might better just stick with the requested pound cake… [heavy sigh] I WILL try this one day, though!

    Dee Thompson

    Monday,July 7, 2008 at 4:05 pm

  2. I’ve really enjoyed reading all your personal accounts and have tried many of your recipes.
    I think I saw a recipe for vanilla cupcakes but haven’t been able to locate it, can you help me?
    Thanks in advance


    Thursday,April 9, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    • Most likely it is my moist white cake.

      That is a wonderful cake. Tastes like a sugar cookie.


      Thursday,April 9, 2009 at 7:32 pm

  3. I like it without meringue. Curious, I just published
    the recipe of milk and sugar pie very similar to this Amish pie . I am mexican and in my city, this pie is tipical. We use to make the sweet creamy filling without crust. MM mmm delicious!


    Monday,June 8, 2009 at 7:33 pm


    Im going to try it!



    Monday,June 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm

  5. Greetings,

    I just wanted to let you know I linked to this recipe on my blog, Antique Supper Club. Here’s the blog:

    Thanks! Shirley


    Monday,July 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm

  6. Does this ever look delicious!!!!!!!!~

    Even without chocolate, you have a winner here.


    Tuesday,October 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

  7. needreceipe for butterscotch pie that you brown thebutter in saucepan andadd brown sugar andcook till sugar is melted andlumps disapear


    Tuesday,November 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm

  8. My husband has been asking for this pie like forever! I am so pleased to have found this recipe. I will be making it sooner than soon. Could you please subscribe me to this blog with my email address?


    Tuesday,February 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

  9. My first try at this curdled terribly. I tried it again, letting the brown sugar and water cool a bit before adding the milk. The milk still wanted to curdle, so I added the mixture and then the milk.


    Friday,June 21, 2013 at 9:20 am


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