Butterscotch Pudding

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Look how easy it is to make homemade pudding. I have made this recipe using 1% low fat milk and full fat whole milk but I do not recommend fat-free milk. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk (whole milk or low fat)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and salt until there are no lumps.
  2. Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it comes to a boil.
  4. Once it boils it will thicken in less than a minute so keep stirring until itโ€™s thick.
  5. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir until butter is incorporated.
  6. Pour into serving cups and serve warm or refrigerate.

14 Comments on "Homemade Butterscotch Pudding"

  1. Dawn

    Just made this. If you like these sorts of deserts, you will like this, though too much sugar for me. Next time, I’ll half the sugar.

    I love how quick and easy and fairly healthy this is. And also open to variations.

  2. Saura

    I made this with a bit of coffee powder added in and it gave it a very nice flavor.

  3. Helen

    Hi Jenny, I made this dessert today. It was delicious! My friend loves it. Thank you for all your delicious recipes!

  4. Mary

    How many calories?

  5. Patricia Mazurowski

    Where have you been Jenny? All of a sudden your recipes stopped along with the videos. I have every recipe you’ve offered and look always for more. Tonight will try the butterscotch pudding.Hard to keep brown sugar on hand in the hot humid weather.Always gets hard as a rock no matter what suggestions I’ve tried. Any help?
    Pat from Chicago.

    • Vv

      Keep in a dark cold place and it will not go hard I keep mine there all the time and It never goes hard

      Ps get a dehumidifier lol

    • Jane

      I know this is an old thread but I just found it. Put the clump of hard brown sugar in an air tight container. A 2 quart sealer or ice cream pail works nicely. If it is a big chunk of sugar cut an apple in half and put both halves in the container. Put away for a couple days. For a smaller chunk use just one half. If it is smaller a slice of fresh bread works too. Doesn’t seem to flavour the sugar. Once the sugar is soft again follow Jenny’s suggestion. Thanks to my elderly neighbour for saving a clump of my sugar a few years ago.

    • Becky

      Put hard brown sugar in microwave for a few seconds and it will soften.

  6. Brian Georgemy Dads

    My Dad’s favorite pudding next to custard. We would fight over the extra dish of either.
    Your recipe brings back so many memories!

  7. Anne

    Sounds delicious! I’ll definitely make this, but I’ll substitute non-fat milk. I make homemade puddings – chocolate or vanilla – frequently and always with non-fat milk. Maybe this recipe is different, but I’ll have to find out ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Louise

    Will make this asap. Good to hear from you Jenny. Have missed you.

  9. Phyllis

    What a lovely and special dessert…….thank you!

  10. Dave

    How simple. How delicious. You are the best Jenny. I have made almost all of your recipes.

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