Monday, June 10, 2013

Single Serving Butterscotch Pudding

You may or may not know this about me.
I’m pretty lazy when it comes to cooking and baking.
Oh sure…I get inspired every once in a while to create something that takes hours to make and is ridiculously complicated, but, generally, if I can make it in 2 seconds then it is usually my new favorite.
Take this Butterscotch pudding, for example.
From start to finish in under 5 minutes. Not even lying.
You make this in the microwave BUT, if you don’t like to cook in the microwave, then you can do this on the stove top as well – it will just take you longer.

Single Serving Butterscotch Pudding

1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
Pinch salt
1/2 cup milk
1 egg yolk (small)
1/2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter ripple schnapps

In a microwavable bowl, whisk the sugar, cornstarch and salt together with a small whisk or a fork. Add the milk and stir to blend. Microwave on high for 1 minute, whisk vigorously, then microwave 1 more minute. Whisk vigorously again.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolk. Whisk a tablespoon or two of the hot milk mixture into the yolk, then pour the yolk back into the larger container with the milk, whisking the whole time.
Microwave for 30 seconds, then whisk well.
Add in the butter, vanilla, and schnapps - stirring until the butter melts.
Microwave another 30 seconds. Stir.
Eat warm or cold.

Important tip – use a fairly large microwave bowl. I used a cereal bowl and it bubbled up and over and was a little bit messy. And, by little bit, I mean a lot.
Also, use a small egg yolk. I tried it with a large egg yolk and it left the pudding tasting egg-y. If you only have large eggs then I would suggest only using half the yolk.
Oh...and…you don’t have to add the Butter Ripple Schnapps. I find it adds a
lovely extra hint of flavor but it is entirely optional.

See…now you can be lazy AND enjoy wonderful homemade desserts.
**UPDATE** - See how we turned this into an even more decadent Milkshake. Click HERE to see our Butterscotch Mocha Brownie Milkshake. 

Pop over to Feeding Big and Love Bakes Good Cakes and Memories By The Mile  and Hun... What's For Dinner? and Adorned From Above for some great links!


  1. I am going to have to buy some schnapps. I love butterscotch pudding.

  2. Mmmmm, looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. Yum! I love Butterscotch Pudding! =)
    Stopping by from "Memories by the Mile"


  4. I so need to try this! And I love that it's single serving :) Thanks so much for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

  5. Barely a hint that it is butterscotch. Way too sweet.