Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie

Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie | 27th and Olive

The Canadian Thanksgiving is upon us, and you are looking for that last minute amazing pumpkin pie recipe, aren’t you? You forgot that it was your turn to bring dessert this year, didn’t you? You are trying to one-up your sister, aren’t you? Don’t worry! I’m here to save the day! My husband will happily mow-down on this pumpkin pie any day of the week, so as long as there are pumpkins growing, we will be eating!

This recipe has a little twist to your grandmother’s traditional pumpkin pie. I’m in love with the new flavour and the fluffy texture! I’ve tried this recipe in my little “skillet-for-two” as well as my deep dish pie plates (with a little quantity tweaking, of course). Both turned out perfectly!

Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie | 27th and Olive

Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie
Yields 8
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
  1. 1 crust (homemade or store bought), partially pre-baked.
  2. 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 1 cup light brown sugar
  4. 2 Tablespoons water
  5. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  6. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 2 large egg yolks
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 2/3 cups pumpkin puree (see note)
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  12. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  13. 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  14. 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  15. 1 teaspoon molasses
  16. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  17. 2/3 cup whole milk
  1. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Continue to cook while the butter foams and turns golden. Continue to whisk occasionally until the butter is nut-brown.
  2. Once nut-brown in colour, immediately stir in the brown sugar. Next carefully add 2 tablespoons of water and whisk until combined. Bring mixture to boil and continue simmering until a thermometer reads 225F.
  3. Once the temperature is reached, remove from heat and slowly add the heavy cream and whisk until smooth. Be careful! The mixture will bubble rapidly! Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes and then stir in the vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, egg yolks and and salt. Stir together and set aside.
  5. In a food processor or blender, combine the pumpkin puree, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, molasses and lemon juice. Process until smooth.
  6. With the machine running on low, slowly stream the butterscotch through the feed tube. Blend until smooth. Next add in the egg mixture followed by the milk. Continue blending until combined.
  7. Strain the filling through a fine-mesh sieve into a separate bowl. Next, pour the pumpkin mixture into the cooled pre-baked pie crust. Bake on the middle rack at 350F for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the edges are set and puffed and the centre is no longer liquid but still quite wobbly.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 2 to 3 hours.
  1. While I am an advocate of using fresh ingredients, I'm a fan of using canned pumpkin puree. The consistency is way better, and the amount of labour is cut in half... But if you love your fresh pumpkins, I'm not stopping you!
  2. Do not over bake the pie. The custard can separate and that would not be good!
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18 responses to “Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie”

  1. Lauren says:

    This looks so good. A delicious spin on an old favorite! Hope you will join us at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday! We party starting at 8pm EST on Wednesday! See you there!
    Twin Tested, Pin Approved

  2. Lauren says:

    This looks amazing, and I also love your pictures! Glad to find you through the Time for mom Tuesday linkup!

  3. This looks almost too pretty to eat! Notice I said…almost. I’d have to go for seconds on this. 🙂 Looks delicious!

  4. Samantha says:

    I love the idea of using your skillet! Butterscotch sounds like a pretty good mix with the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Mommy needs a time out Thursdays.

  5. Thank you for sharing this post on our linky party last week! You are featured this week! 🙂

  6. Mrs. AOK says:

    I had my baker (13 yo daughter) over my shoulder and she wanted me to click on your post, I’m glad I did! Oh my goodness this looks so yummy, and there is a chance I may taste it!- because the baker. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Mommy Monday!

  7. This is by far the prettiest pie I have ever seen! I just love following you on Instagram, Stacy. You take the most beautiful pictures. Thanks for linking up to The Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. I will be featuring your pie. Please stop by tonight at 8 pm Central to link up this week. xo

    • Stacy says:

      Wow!!! So exciting!! Thank you so much for your wonderful words!!! I’m so happy I found the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

  8. Akaleistar says:

    That pie looks heavenly!

  9. This look soooo delicious Stacy! I don’t cook very often but this may be on the menu soon 🙂 You were one of my features this week over at the Bewitchin’ Projects Block party at Recreated Designs. Thanks so much for linking this deliciousness up and sharing the recipe. Hugs, Lisa

  10. Aly says:

    I am trying this pie for thanksgiving! If I make it ahead of time, do I store it at room temp? Or in the fridge??

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