Amish Butterscotch Pie

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


10 thoughts on “Amish Butterscotch Pie”

  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!

  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

  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!

  4. 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?

  5. 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.


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