Butterscotch Pudding Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust
Inspired by the flavor of Oatmeal Scotchie cookies, this creamy, smooth Butterscotch Pudding Pie has an oatmeal cookie crust, super simple butterscotch pudding, and a light and refreshing cream cheese whipped topping for the ultimate in dessert satisfaction!
In a food processor, add all dry ingredients for the crust.
Melt butter and stir in molasses for easier distribution.
Gradually add butter and molasses mixture to food processor. Pulse 1-2 times between each pour. I normally make 4 small pours in total.
Add mixture to baking dish. Spread across base and sides of pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and use a fork or spoon to press down the base and sides.
Continue baking 3-5 minutes. Allow to cool before adding pie filling.
Make pie filling
In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, add brown sugar, corn starch, and salt. Whisk lightly to incorporate.
Allow the mixture to heat on the stove for about 3 minutes just to warm up.
Then, gradually pour in some of the milk. The mixture will bubble a lot. Whisk it smooth.
Add a little more milk and whisk it smooth.
Add the rest of the milk, whisk, and allow to come to a boil. Continue whisking occasionally.
When the pudding has thickened, add it to the pie crust.
Refrigerate 1-3 hours before topping.
Make whipping topping
Whip the room temperate cream cheese until it is light and fluffy. This should take about 2 minutes or so.
Stop the mixer, add the powdered sugar, salt, and optional bourbon.
Start the mixer again and on medium speed, pour the heavy cream in slowly.
Allow the mixture to whip until it is thick, but fluffy. See the pictures for reference. It should be able to hold a peak. If you run your finger through it, you should be able to flip it over without it falling off!
Decorate the top of the pie with your whipped topping.
Add an optional garnish of cinnamon chips, chopped butterscotch chips, or chopped pecans!
For easy serving, pop the chilled pie in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.Although this pudding tastes great, it's meant to be a base layer for the whipped topping. If you want a regular pudding recipe, you'd need to add fat, like whipping cream, butter, or egg yolks.
Keyword butterscotch, butterscotch pudding, oatmeal, oatmeal cookie, oatmeal pie crust, pie crust, pudding
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