Butterscotch Pie

As C. Diane requested, here is my grandmothers recipe for butterscotch as scribed by my mother. I know I promised last week to have it, however my mother would only send it by snail-mail, as they have no DSL or high speed like ol' Chuck Taylor and Verizon promised to provide(another blog). OK here it is:

1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter (the REAL thing)
4 tablespoons cream

Cook this mixture until thick and brown, the more brown it becomes, the more it tastes like butterscotch (Caution! Make it too dark, and you'll spend a good portion of the day reading the newspaper, if you catch my drift). Mom and dad use their iron skillet (frying pan), so I would suggest the same

Then mix:

1 cup milk
1 egg yolk
6 level tablespoons flour

Cook this mixture until hot and then add to the butterscotch mixture and cook until thick and smooth
then pour the entire mixture into a baked pie crust.

One thing my mother forgot to add is that cooking means "stir" as you have to stir the entire time you are making this pie. I would dare say you burn as many calories stirring this as you will get from eating it. Don't let it "sit" or it will "set" and you will not be able to get it going again.

Enjoy responsibly!

Comments

Ooh, yum

That sounds so good. I'm printing it out so I can make it later. Thanks!!

Just in time

for the department pot luck. ;)

Thanks, veterandem! (and C. Diane)

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I knew I shouldn't have looked

I just gained a few pounds reading the recipe.

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I'm making this for my family

this weekend. Not my kids, they aren't pie eaters. My brothers and Mom will love this. I will post my pecan pie recipe at some point.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.