I’m gonna let you in on a little secret – I love to eat. I hate that I love it so much, but let’s be real – there are few things as satisfying in life as pigging out on a good meal or dessert. When I was a kid my favorite restaurant was a pizza joint called Giovanni’s.

Their pizza and pastas were second to none, and the one in my hometown just so happened to serve homemade pies. They had a variety of delicious flavors: Oreo cheesecake, peanut butter, and pecan among many others.

However, all of these paled in comparison to their legendary butterscotch pie. Oh my god, I was absolutely addicted to it. I still reminisce occasionally about the days of old when I would eat an entire butterscotch pie to myself after scarfing down a pizza.

Needless to say I was a morbidly obese child. Thanks to Giovanni’s, butterscotch pie is still my favorite dessert of all time, and I recently stumbled onto a recipe for it that I’d like to share with you. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

1 cup packed light brown sugar

4 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

2 egg yolks, beaten

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked

The instructions are as follows:

  1. In top of double boiler, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken, about 20 minutes.
  1. Whisk in egg yolks; continue to cook and stir until filling is thickened.
  1. While pudding mixture is cooking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  1. Remove filling from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla.
  1. Pour filling into prepared pie crust. Bake in preheated oven until top begins to brown, about 5 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

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