Dolly's Butterscotch Pie

This delicious butterscotch pie is one of Dolly Parton's favorite holiday desserts.

Posted in , Oct 7, 2013

Dolly Parton's Butterscotch Pie


For the crust:
1 ¾ c. chopped pecans ¼ tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. butter, softened Vegetable oil cooking spray
3 Tbsp. brown sugar  
For the filling:
1 c. brown sugar 2 egg yolks, beaten
2 Tbsp. cornstarch ¾ c. condensed milk, diluted with ¾ c. water
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. butter whipped cream, for garnish
¼ tsp. salt  


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a 9- or 10-inch pie plate with vegetable oil cooking spray.

Make the crust:
1. Combine the pecans, butter, sugar and salt in a small bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork.

2. Transfer the mixture to the pie pan. Press mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

3. Bake until fragrant and browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 300°F.

Make the filling:
1. Combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, flour, butter and salt in the top of a double boiler over medium-high heat and stir to combine.

2. Add the egg yolks and continue to stir until incorporated. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickly coats the back of a spoon and is smooth.

3. Stir in vanilla and pour the mixture into the pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes, until the filling is warmed through and firm.

4. Let cool and serve with a “Dolly-up” of whipped cream. Makes one 8- to 10-inch single-crust pie.

Serves 8.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 490; Fat: 34g; Cholesterol: 100mg; Sodium: 260mg; Total Carbohydrates: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 38g; Protein: 6g.

Try more of Dolly's favorite holiday recipes, and don't miss her inspiring story about her family's Christmas traditions.


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