Calling all Butterscotch lovers!!! This is the pie of all pies! A graham cracker crust with a layer of fudge is the perfect foundation for the most dreamiest, creamiest butterscotch pudding cream filling you’ll ever have! And HELLO!!! Toffee Crunch on top! This is truly a butterscotch lovers dream come true!
Did you ever make something, not sure if others would like it but in your head, you kinda ‘knew’ it would make sense? Well, that’s where this pie came from. I had been cleaning out my fridge and found a jar of my hot fudge sauce and some butterscotch topping in the way back. They were kinda sitting in the spot where sauces and mystery meats go to die…waaaaaaaaaaaay in the back. Now they were clearly in their wrong fridge spot (which is SUUUUUUUUUUUCH an issue for me). Everything and I mean EVERYTHING, in my fridge has a designated spot. Milk and juice go in the door with the milk always being closest to the door opening. Ketchup and mustard going on the same shelf as the mayo. Jelly and sweet sauces go to the next shelf. butter goes in one area and the fruits/veggies go into their respective drawers. God help you if you put a tomato in the meat drawer. OMG, it’s full on war. Well okay, not really but you’ll seriously bug me until I move it.
So that’s kinda where this pie evolved from. Now Mom made a ton of pudding pies growing up and honestly most of hers were from the instant mix. Making homemade pudding from scratch is awesome and the flavor can’t be beaten but I didn’t have a lot of time to make it plus I wanted to clean out my cupboards. You see when we were remodeling the kitchen I had to clean out ALL of my pantries and cupboards – you’d be surprised how much stuff you forget you have! Well at some point in time I bought a bunch of instant pudding mixes. Pudding mixes are a great flavor addition to cakes and cookies but honestly I never really use it for pies.
The day prior to my making this pie I had gone shopping and picked up 2 graham cracker crusts as ibotta had a great promotion on them for money back. Do you use iBotta? OMG, you really should! I’ve made over $300 cash back just on grocery shopping normal stuff! If you sign up make sure you use my TKW Family link and referral code rkhavaw! You’ll be joined by the rest of the TKW Family which allows us to earn more money faster!
So out came the pie crust, the hot fudge, and the butterscotch. I grabbed a couple boxes of the butterscotch instant pudding and figured I’d make a simple pie. One thing Mom always put in her cream pies was either a powdered whipped topping or prepared whipped topping. Since I was out of the powdered stuff I added some of the cold stuff from the fridge. Now when she (and I) make our cream pies, we like them thick. Nothing is worse than when you cut a pie and the sides just sploosh out everywhere. I hate that. Thus you’ll see there is less than 2 cups of milk in this whole pie. Trust me, it’s the perfect amount.
And to kick this pie up a notch (and use up the butterscotch sauce) I added it to the pudding mixture.
Talk about BUTTERSCOTCH OVERLOAD! YES!!!
Now the only thing that I wasn’t sure about is the whole fudge layer. I mean I know I would have loved it but I wasn’t sure if Mr. Fantabulous would. He’s weird about flavor combinations. Like he loathes chocolate and bananas mixed. Now it’s fine in an ice cream sundae but put chocolate chips in banana bread and you’ll get the look of death from him. That’s like illegal or something.
But eh, it’s my pie. If he didn’t like it, more for me (sorry thighs!). Into the pan went the layer of fudge, that to-die-for pie filling and then the rest of the whipped topping on top. I could have easily stopped there but why?
No seriously, why? Pies are meant to be To Die For!
And that’s where the toffee crunch and the rest of the butterscotch drizzle came from. Dear God, I’m so happy I did that topping like that as honestly it (along with the fudge) made the pie! It was EPIC!
When you make this pie, if you want to serve it for dinner (dessert) you need to make it first thing in the morning. This needs to chill out for a good 6 hours.
That night after dinner I pulled the pie out to which I got the “OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Whass that?” reaction. Me, being me, said “meatloaf” LOL
I cut him a pie, set it down in front of him but didn’t look him in the eye. I sat there eating my pie pretty much wanting to melt into a pool of ‘YUMNESS!’ but also I didn’t want to see his reaction if he hated it.
Folks I swear in 2 bites, yes 2, his pie was GONE and I got the “Hey, are you going to give me some pie too? I mean I didn’t get any!” as he sat there dipping his wet finger into the crumbs on his plate. I just grinned and cut him another, smaller, piece. He raved for honestly, days about that pie. Everyone he spoke with on the phone (and he’s on the phone non-stop) he raved about this pie.
This pie is a definite keeper in my house and one that will make repeat appearances frequently!Print
Butterscotch Pudding Cream Pie with Toffee Crunch!
- Yield: 8-10
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- 1 9” prepared graham cracker pie crust
- 2 3.4 ounce boxes Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix
- 1 1/2 cups cold milk (2% or whole)
- 12 ounces whipped topping, divided
- 3 tablespoon butterscotch topping plus more for drizzle
- 1/3 cup hot fudge, warmed but not hot
- 1/2 cup toffee chips
- Spread the warmed hot fudge toping along the bottom of the pie crust. The sauce needs to be loose enough to pour in/spread out but not scalding hot. Place the crust in the fridge to chill and set the fudge.
- In a large bowl, add the milk, butterscotch sauce and the pudding mix. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined; ~2 minutes. Next, fold in 4 ounces (or one-third) of the whipped topping.
- Remove the crust from the fridge and spoon the pudding mixture into the pie shell spreading it out evenly.
- Top the pie with the remaining whipped topping, sprinkle on the toffee chips and drizzle on some additional butterscotch topping.
- Place in the fridge, uncovered for at least 6 hours to chill out. Once it is all set, slice and loosely cover the rest of the pie with a lid or plastic wrap.
- Store leftovers in the fridge…if you have any!
Recipe Reviews & Comments
Bonnie Crim says
I’m making it as we read. The pie is in the refrigerator with the fudge topping. I did not heat, just spooned and spread the Smuckers fudge topping. Will post the remainder and my thoughts as to making. Can’t comment on taste, as I’m making this to be given away. I pray, that it’s as good as it looks. I’m absolutely toffee, and butterscotch addicted! Will make another for myself, after I go to the store and replenish my whipped topping, pudding, and sauces supplies and oh yes, the store bought Graham cracker crust, deep dish pie shells! Later
Bonnie Crim says
Don’t know where you live, but I live in a small town in Virginia. We only have one grocery store, Food Lion. The pudding section is 2 thirds empty, all the time. Good luck on finding the puddings you want. Have to drive to a Walmart, in a larger town to really get what I need and want. Toffee chips? Haaaaa haaaa! Butterscotch pudding! Haaaa, haaaa! No such thing as a Lorna Doone cookie.
Natalie Cannella says
That butterscotch cream pie looks fantastic I will be making that for Christmas!
Just found this. Love butterscotch so can’t wait to try it, but what do u mean by whipped topping? Cool Whip, Redi Whip in the spray can, or ?? I know for sure I will not be making my own whipped cream! Thanks.
Can you believe my grocery store did not have butterscotch pudding mixes…well they did, but only sugar free and I don’t use artificial sweeteners at all!! So, I had to improvise…I used french vanilla pudding, a chocolate crust, hot fudge on the crust and chocolate salted caramel in the pudding. To top the pie I used mini chocolate chips and the nut mix that you put on sundaes. Oh my goodness!!! I never would have thought to cut the milk down that much for two boxes of pudding, but between that and the whip cream, I couldn’t believe how perfect the pie turned out and held together!! Can’t wait to try more flavor combinations…especially the original butterscotch one!! Thanks Lori!! <3
Really??? They didn’t have it? Wow that surprising! I’m so happy that you loved it! Thank you so much!!!
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I made this for Xmas. It was very good, but my husband suggested we freeze the remainder. Just had it for night after Xmas and it was awesome! Freezing gave it a great texture!
I do that too, especially in the summer! Your hubby definitely gave a great suggestion! Thank you so much for the feedback! I’m thrilled you guys loved it!
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Cheryl Tapp says
I made this for thanksgiving and it turned out nice and was delicious! My husband loved it and had me use a chocolate graham cracker crust. It was good.
Oh yum with the chocolate crust! I’m so happy you guys loved it; thank you!
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This is actual heaven in a pie. So light and fluffy, and the toffee adds the perfect amount of crunch! Need this in my life!
Thank you so much!!! If only you lived closer I’d share the pie I have in my fridge right now. And you’re totally right, that toffee is exactly what is needed with this pie!
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