Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie

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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


In top of double boiler, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken, about 20 minutes.

Whisk in egg yolks; continue to cook and stir until filling is thickened.

While pudding mixture is cooking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Remove filling from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla.

Pour filling into prepared pie crust. Bake in preheated oven until top begins to brown, about 5 minutes.