butterscotch pudding in a glass dessert bowl
butterscotch pudding in a glass dessert bowl

Butterscotch Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce

Butterscotch Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce
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Butterscotch Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 slightly beaten egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Dairy whipped topping

Instructions

In saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; add milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
 

Stir small amount of hot mixture into yolks or egg; stir into hot mixture. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla. Pour into a bowl and cover top with plastic wrap; chill.

In a deep saucepan combine butter, sugar and half and half. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in vanilla (it will bubble up) and salt and cook 1 minute more. Pour into a jar; cover and refrigerate until cold.

To serve, spoon pudding into dishes. Microwave sauce briefly until smooth and pourable. Drizzle pudding with sauce. Garnish with dairy whipped topping. Refrigerate remaining sauce for other uses. Makes about ¾ cup sauce.

Note:  A small amount of the sauce stirred into plain nonfat yogurt is delicious for an almost skinny treat. Drizzle the sauce over bread pudding, rice pudding, ice cream, pound cake, cheesecake or stir into a latte.

Prep Time:25 min
Cook Time:15 min
Servings:4

Nutrition Facts

per serving

Calories:556
Protein:7 g
Carbohydrate:84 g
Total Fat:22 g
Saturated fat:13 g
Cholesterol:162 mg
Calcium:25% DV
Sodium:488 mg