Bourbon Butterscotch Pie

My great grandmother made the most delicious butterscotch pie, and it’s an odd coincidence that it’s also Jeremy’s favorite flavor. I love the taste of her classic recipes, but I also like to spice them up a bit and make them my own. Jeremy also has a fondness for Kentucky bourbon, and he regards himself as a bourbon connoisseur. I decided to add a splash of a good Kentucky bourbon to my great grandmothers butterscotch pie recipe for this tasty Bourbon Butterscotch Pie.

bourbon butterscotch pie

Most of the alcohol will cook from the pie during simmering, but it adds a distinct flavor and richness. I also didn’t have any issues with this recipe setting up firm enough to slice.


You could add a dollop of fresh whipped cream or even bake a meringue on top. I prefer mine plain.

Bourbon Butterscotch Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup good quality Kentucky bourbon
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1 pie crust baked according to package directions
  1. Brown butter, brown sugar, and bourbon in a large skillet/kettle on medium/low heat stirring frequently.
  2. Cook roughly 10 mins and thick paste should form
  3. Beat eggs until they begin to get foamy
  4. Mix ½ cup milk, cornstarch,salt, and flour in a small bowl until smooth
  5. Add mixture to the eggs and mix well
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Slowly add evaporated milk and remaining milk to butter, brown sugar, and bourbon mixture
  8. Simmer on low until it begins to boil
  9. Add ¼ cup of hot butter, brown sugar, and bourbon mixture to the egg mixture and stir well
  10. Add another ¼ cup to ensure eggs have tempered.
  11. Pour egg mixture into the butter, brown sugar, and bourbon mixture.
  12. Simmer on low/medium heat for 10 mins and stir frequently
  13. Pour into baked pie crust and chill for several hours before serving.

bourbon butterscotch pie

bourbon butterscotch pie

bourbon butterscotch pie

bourbon butterscotch pie

What’s your favorite pie?

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