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Brown Sugar Scotch Pudding

Brown Sugar Scotch Pudding is rich and luscious and may not cure everything, but it sure will make you feel better. 
Brown sugar Scotch Pudding

Brown sugar Scotch pudding is really butterscotch pudding in disguise.

Better than butterscotch candy, and topped with caramel sauce instead of butterscotch sauce, this pudding is sure to soothe your soul.

It is meant to be spooned slowly into one’s mouth, then one luxuriously licks the spoon clean, to dive in again. 

This butterscotch pudding recipe should be in one’s back pocket for those few days when one’s spirits are depleted and the only thing that will help is this brown sugar Scotch pudding!

Some days I need to be soothed. Yesterday was one of them.

I am tired of people that assure you they will do something and then they don’t.

Ok, let’s give them credit for trying. But just like yellow ribbons didn’t matter when my kids were small (they knew only the blue counted) trying doesn’t really help.

And promising makes it worse.

Yes, I’m feeling a bit bitter, a bit angry, a very bit depressed.

When, oh when,will our lives improve? I keep giving thanks for having made it thus far but sometimes I am just tired of being thankful.

Sometime I want to yell and scream and lay in bed and not get dressed.

I want to give up and scream at this crazy world that doesn’t make sense.

I want to shout that my husband is more qualified than most of you f—ers.

I want to tell you that I’m not feeling sorry for myself, but I am. I want to tell you that I’m scared and that I’m sorry for sharing all of this with you-whoever you may be.

I want to tell the therapist that said to write it all down because it will help, that it really doesn’t.

And I want to tell my friend that brought me newspapers and fabric, that that was the best thing that happened to me all day.

And that’s enough if you made it this far because I’m blubbering like a baby and I just can’t take it anymore.

I want someone else to figure out my life, because I’m just too tired to figure it out anymore. Least of all care. 

So I’ll share with you about the only thing I have left to give; because food touches my soul.

And I’m guessing for those that are still reading, it may touch yours, too.

That’s about all I’ve got today. Something above assures me that the sun will still come out tomorrow…

Brown Sugar Scotch Pudding

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Brown Sugar Scotch Pudding

Brown Sugar Scotch Pudding

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Brown sugar pudding is really butterscotch pudding in disguise. Simple to make, this really is the best butterscotch pudding recipe out there!


Units Scale

2 c half and half

3/4 c packed dark brown sugar

2 T cornstarch

2 large egg yolks

1/4 t salt

1 T unsalted butter

1/2 t vanilla

1 T scotch (optional)

Whipped Topping:

1/2 c heavy cream

1/2 c sour cream

Caramel Sauce

1 c dark brown sugar

3/4 c heavy cream

2 T butter

1 t ground coffee


Stir together half and half, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a 2-3 quart heavy saucepan and heat over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is heated through. (Do not let boil.)

Whisk together yolks and salt in a medium bowl until smooth, then add hot half and half mixture in a slow stream while whisking. Return mixture to saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking for 1 minute. Mixture will thicken.

Immediately pour through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl and stir in butter, vanilla and scotch until butter is incorporated. Cover surface with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until chilled-or you can just eat it warm, which isn’t so bad. Well, it is pretty good, too.

Whipped Topping

Mix heavy cream with sour cream and beat until mixture holds stiff peaks.

Caramel Sauce

Stir all ingredients together and heat in microwave on low power until butter has melted.


Thanks Gourmet!




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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

Tuesday 5th of March 2013

Just the pudding to comfort your soul. Life isn´t fair sometimes, it´s true, and other times it´s ok to not get dressed. Let´s hope the near future will be brighter! Gorgeous recipe!

Abbe Odenwalder

Tuesday 5th of March 2013

Thanks so much Paula. And I appreciate the comments!

The Sketched Chef

Friday 15th of February 2013

This looks awesome and amazing !The perfect comfort food :)

I really like your blog and recipes, it's so creative and fresh !


Friday 15th of February 2013

This is lick the spoon, pot and bowl clean. Very indulgent as Natalie said. And thanks for the kudos on my blog. They are very much appreciated.


Monday 11th of February 2013

You are right Laura. Those are the ones tht make life worth living. Sounds like you are one of them!