There is something about individual desserts that makes them the CUTEST, and these butterscotch pudding cups are no exception.
I want to take them to all of the events and showers and parties.
Homemade pudding is also really easy to make. And all that is required for butterscotch flavoring is brown sugar, so there aren't even any special groceries needed!
You will need to bring your A-game stirring-wise, but that is probably the hardest part.
These pudding cups have whipped cream and chocolate shavings on them, which makes them kind of like butterscotch pie without the crust. Anytime I can eat anything reminiscent of butterscotch pie I AM THERE.
The first time I made these pudding cups, I used our regular dessert cups (which are 10 ounces) which was... um... a lot of pudding per person. TOO MUCH pudding. 4- to 5-ounce cups are ideal. Any small cup/ramekin/jar will work. Disposable ones (like these) are nice for taking to parties!
I should also tell you that eating these with a small spoon ups the cute factor considerably.
Butterscotch Pudding Cups
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk, heated
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
- Chocolate shavings
- Combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, and egg yolks in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 1-2 minutes longer, until thickened.Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Divide between 6 dessert cups or jars.Beat together heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread or pipe on pudding cups and sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Refrigerate at least an hour prior to serving.
If you need more butterscotch in your life, try these Oatmeal Scotchie Bars!