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.
Recipe by A Southern Mother at