Homemade Butterscotch Pudding For One – rich, creamy and wonderfully indulgent! This nostalgic single serving butterscotch pudding is so easy to make and serves up the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
There’s something about the flavor of butterscotch that I absolutely love. The buttery, sweet taste of butterscotch pudding brings back memories from my childhood.
I always thought the only way to enjoy butterscotch pudding was from a box but when I started working on various pudding recipes for one, I realized homemade butterscotch pudding is not only very easy to make, but it’s completely heavenly.
In fact, this butterscotch pudding recipe is one of my favorite dessert recipes, it delivers the same wonderful flavors I remember growing up, but in a single serving size.
What is Butterscotch?
Butterscotch is really just butter and brown sugar melted and liquified. Cream gets whisked in and is thickened with milk, an egg and cornstarch.
Making butterscotch pudding will give you an arm workout too, you will whisk and whisk but it will be so worth it.
Pro Tip: One thing to note is that you’ll need to be careful when heating sugar and butter, use a deep saucepan and go slowly. Melted sugar is hot so please be careful.
It just takes minutes to make butterscotch pudding on the stove.
After you pour the pudding into a serving dish, let it chill for a few hours. You can top it with whipped cream, if you’d like or enjoy it as it is.
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Butterscotch Pudding Recipe For One
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- whipped cream , optional
- Whisk the cornstarch with the salt in a small bowl. Slowly add the milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Whisk in the egg yolk and set the bowl aside.
- Melt the butter in a deep saucepan set over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, whisk in the brown sugar.
- The brown sugar will look grainy at first, but whisk vigorously until the brown sugar completely melts and becomes a liquid.
- Remove the pan from the heat.
- Slowly whisk in the cream. (The sugar and cream will steam but continue to whisk. The sugar will clump together, this is normal). Return the pan to the stove, reduce the heat to low and continue to whisk until the sugar has melted and is smooth.
- Very slowly add most of the hot butterscotch liquid to the bowl with the cornstarch and milk and whisk. (You want to add the hot butterscotch slowly because you don't want the heat from the butterscotch to "cook" the eggs.)
- Return the tempered cornstarch slurry to the pan and cook. Raise the heat to medium-high and whisk vigorously until it comes to a boil.
- Continue whisking and cooking for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla.
- Carefully spoon into a bowl or a glass and chill for at least an hour.
- Top with whipped cream, if desired.
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