Butterscotch Pie Recipe (VIDEO)

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Butterscotch Pie is the most decadent dessert you’ll have on your holiday table. This Butterscotch Pie Recipe is so rich and amazing everyone will be asking for the recipe. It’s just like your Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie from years ago. This classic pie is perfect for easy holiday baking, especially perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter!

slice of butterscotch pie

Butterscotch Pie

This butterscotch pie recipe is so nostalgic. Make this classic pie for any holiday, or just because (I don’t need a reason). It’s one of the best desserts!

Growing up, my Grandma always had butterscotch candies on hand for every visit. I knew where to find them, and I loved them. As an adult, I haven’t tasted one in years, but I still know it’s one of my very favorite flavors. Transforming a delicious and comforting butterscotch candy into a Classic Butterscotch Pie seems like the right thing to do, and the result is a delicious, creamy, rich, FABULOUS pie just begging to be on your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter table.

This Butterscotch Pie is simple to make, loaded with fresh whipped cream, and features a store bought crust. What’s not to love?!

overhead view of a butterscotch pie topped with whipped cream

Homemade Butterscotch Pie Recipe

If tasting this pie doesn’t immediately make you feel at home, I’d be shocked. A little goes a long way, because it is RICH, but that’s how I like it. It’s the perfect sweet treat to end any family meal, especially around the holidays.

We topped our butterscotch pie with toasted pecans, and it added just the right amount of crunch and balanced the sweetness of the butterscotch. Just looking at these pictures has me wanting to make another pie!

 What kind of pie crust should I use for this recipe?

I started with a store bought pie crust for this recipe, but you can use pre-made or make it yourself. I have this easy pie crust recipe that I like to use for any pie (when I’m feeling like an overachiever). 

How long does Butterscotch Pie last in the refrigerator?

This pie should be great for 3-5 days in the fridge when properly stored. (But I know it won’t last that long because you’ll eat it all IMMEDIATELY.)

How thick should Butterscotch Pie be?

You want the filling of this pie to be pretty firm, like a thick custard pudding. It should hold its form when cut.

What does Butterscotch taste like?

Butterscotch tastes a lot like toffee. That’s because toffee is actually butterscotch, but cooked longer. It also tastes a lot like caramel. The main difference between caramel and butterscotch is that butterscotch has a brown sugar base, while caramel has a white sugar base. 

a pie with a slice cut out

homemade butterscotch pie

A Great Holiday Pie

I know every Thanksgiving needs a pumpkin pie, but I’d argue this Classic Butterscotch Pie is the ultimate companion. I’ll take a slice of both please! SO DARN GOOD. It’s not just for holidays, although it’s a great pie for celebrating. It’s also an amazing pie to take to bake sales, summer BBQ’s, or a regular Tuesday night if you end up loving it as much as we do.

This is one of our best Thanksgiving pie recipes, so we almost always make one for the dessert table. It never fails!

If you need more pies, try these favorites:

slice of pie on a small plate

As I’m learning to cook, baking is still something I struggle with. Every time I learn a new amazing dessert recipe, I feel that much more confident. This Classic Butterscotch Pie has me patting myself on the back left and right. It’s just so darn good and…classic. Butterscotch Pie for the ultimate sweet treat win! Make this as your Thanksgiving Pie, or make it for any occasion.

Watch the Video and See the recipe card below for full details on how to make Butterscotch Pie. Enjoy!

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