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Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Try my simple recipe for from scratch Butterscotch Pudding! This simple homemade pudding recipe makes an amazing no bake dessert. Serve it with cookies, brownies, or graham crackers for an easy and impressive dessert!

If you love homemade pudding, check out my From Scratch Chocolate Pudding, From Scratch Banana Pudding, or try something similar to pudding and make my Fresh Raspberry Custard!

simple homemade pudding recipe, from scratch butterscotch pudding

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This simple homemade pudding recipe is incredibly easy to make. It also doesn't require turning on your oven, which sometimes is a nice break, especially in the warmer months! And, you still get a delicious and homemade dessert that is so good!

This simple homemade pudding recipe can be made for any occasion. You can dress it up with Homemade Whipped Cream, add it into a pie crust, or just dip cookies in it. This from scratch Butterscotch Pudding is a simple homemade pudding recipe you are sure to love.


What is butterscotch pudding made from?

Butterscotch pudding is made from milk, heavy whipping cream, dark brown sugar, egg yolks, butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Cornstarch is used as a thickener in addition with the egg yolks to create the pudding.

What makes butterscotch taste like butterscotch?

Butterscotch is mostly just brown sugar, or molasses as far as flavor goes. Vanilla extract and salt are very key ingredients to bring that sweet but salty flavor to it!

simple homemade pudding recipe, from scratch butterscotch pudding

What can you serve with butterscotch pudding?

If you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to make anything additional, then you can serve butterscotch pudding with graham crackers (like I’ve shown here!). The honey graham crackers really compliment the butterscotch pudding very well.

You can also make Homemade Whipped Cream and top it with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. My Slice & Bake Vanilla Shortbread Cookies, Coconut Chocolate Chip, or Peanut Butter Cookies are also great options!

How should you store from scratch Butterscotch Pudding?

From scratch Butterscotch Pudding should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out. I always store mine in a glass Tupperware. From scratch Butterscotch Pudding will last for up to 1 week in the fridge.

Ingredients for From Scratch Butterscotch Pudding

Frontier Co-Op Organic Cornstarch

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Homemade Dark Brown Sugar

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

simple homemade pudding recipe, from scratch butterscotch pudding

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

simple homemade pudding recipe, from scratch butterscotch pudding

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



This from scratch Butterscotch Pudding is a simple homemade pudding recipe that is quick and easy to make!


  • 3 tablespoons organic cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup organic heavy whipping cream

  • 2 cups organic milk

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) packed organic dark brown sugar

  • 3 organic large egg yolks

  • 2 tablespoons organic salted butter

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and heavy whipping cream, set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the milk and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until it reaches 140°F on a drink thermometer.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks. Once the sugar and milk mixture has reached 140°F, slowly add about half of it into the egg yolks whisking the entire time. Then add this mixture back into the pot and whisk to combine completely.
  • Add in the cornstarch mixture and whisk to combine completely.
  • Continue to cook and whisk over medium heat until the mixture starts to simmer and has noticeably thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add in the butter, vanilla, and sea salt, whisk to combine completely.
  • Pour into individual serving dishes or into a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge overnight.
  • Once the pudding has set after 24 hours, it can be stored without the plastic wrap on it, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.


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  1. Brenda K Ray

    Headline should include “everything organic” .. So I would not have wasted my time reading this recipe.

    • mimibakescookies

      Hi Brenda! You don’t have to use organic ingredients, that is just what I use as it’s important to me. All my recipes will work whether the ingredients are organic or not, I hope that helps!

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