Back of Butterscotch Pudding Is Shockingly Easy, Sinfully Scrumptious Last week I got a text from an old college friend. She would be in town one night only and wondered if I wanted to get together for dinner. Since I'm a huge fan of impromptu soirées, I invited her and two other gals for dinner. With six hours to the dinner party, I frantically began to create a menu with appetizers, entree, and dessert. I wanted a dessert that was rapid, unexpected, and downright delicious. A dessert like Gourmet's fast butterscotch pudding. From start to finish it takes less than 20 minutes to make. At first I was worried about it not setting quickly enough, but after chilling for three hours, it was thick, rich, and creamy. The girls were pleasantly surprised when I pulled the puddings from the fridge and totally satisfied after eating them. The pure essence of butterscotch is apparent in each bite, and the pillowy whipped cream is a luscious accompaniment. The only thing I didn't like about this recipe was that it made exactly four portions and I was hungry for more! To delight your friends with this uncomplicated and nostalgic dessert, . Butterscotch Pudding From Gourmet Ingredients1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp cornstarch 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract lightly sweetened whipped cream, for serving Directions Whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 tsp salt in a heavy medium saucepan, then whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently, then boil, whisking, 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour into a bowl, then cover surface with buttered wax paper and chill until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours. Serves 4. Information Category Desserts, Puddings/Mousse View 10 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Comments Cookswithlove 5 years Great recipe. On second attempt, I substituted fat free evaporated milk for the milk and regular milk for the cream, just adding an extra T of butter to make up for a little of the fat. It was INSANELY delicious. I was also a smudge heavy on the brown sugar, packing but adding maybe a Tablespoon extra. It's a must-try!!! PeachyKeen19 8 years That looks so yummy and scrumptious. tlsgirl 8 years Butterscotch is my favorite flavor, so this is definitely getting bookmarked GlowingMoon 8 years Thanks for the recipe. I plan on throwing a tea party. I may include this on the menu. Food 8 years This looks so creamy and smooth...I'm bound to like it. TinaDenali 8 years Looks good! I really love butterscotch pudding. My great-grandma used to always make it for me as a child.