Butterscotch Pie Supreme

Louise Piper's cream pie recipe won Best of Fair, at Iowa's State Fair, in 1997.

Butterscotch Pie Supreme
Louise Piper's cream pie recipe won Best of Fair, at Iowa's State Fair, in 1997.
Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 34 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 34 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 baked pie shell
  • Whipped cream
  • Chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Mix together brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and 14 cup water in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture reaches 250° on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes. Immediately lower heat to keep the temperature at 250°, keeping butterscotch warm over low heat.
  2. Mix together flour and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add 12 cup milk, whisking until smooth. Whisk in egg yolks, then set aside. Combine sugar, salt, and remaining 1 14 cups milk in a heavy saucepan and bring just to a boil over medium heat, about 10 minutes. Whisk 12 cup hot milk mixture into yolk mixture, then whisk yolk mixture into remaining hot milk. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until thick and boiling, about 1 minute. Boil for 1 minute more, remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  3. Immediately mix together warm butterscotch and custard mixture. Pour into baked pie shell. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Just before serving, top pie with whipped cream, leaving butterscotch exposed in center. Sprinkle with walnuts.