Friday, July 22, 2011

Butterscotch Puddin' Pie

The other day Ross had a hankering for Butterscotch. It is one of his most favorite flavors, and we both love Butterscotch Schnapps

He asked my if I could pick up butterscotch chips at the store, and I figured why not? 

The only problem is that... they don't make any natural butterscotch chips! They all had trans-fats and food dyes and questionable ingredients! I went to at least 3 different stores searching for these non-existent natural butterscotch chips. They don't even sell any online!  

Then a couple weeks later while we were at the Co-op together Ross spotted this. Organic, non-GMO, and no questionable ingredients: Organic cane sugar, organic corn starch, natural flavor, organic caramel color, salt.

So we decided to make a Butterscotch Puddin' Pie. 

I made the graham cracker crust first:

1 1/2 cups organic graham crackers, crushed to a powder
1/3 cup non-gmo canola oil 
1/4 cup unrefined organic sugar 

Process the graham crackers to a powder in a food processor or crush in a plastic bag. Mix with sugar, then add in the oil. Mix until it is uniform, then evenly spread out the crust in a pie pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375F before filling. 

While it is baking follow the directions on the package to make the butterscotch pudding - the only other ingredient was 2 cups of milk. 

Once the pudding is ready pour it into the pie crust and gently spread it around to even it out. Chill for 4 hours and then enjoy a wonderful treat! 

Easy as pie!