Great Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie

Happy Halloween…

But It’s So Much More To Me!
I was fortunate enough to grow up knowing my great grandma. I use to tell her she was going to live to be 100, well she made it to a month shy of 94.
I was lucky enough to have her around to hold and rock my three babies.
Anne Sybl Peterson was born October 31, 1889. She was one of the biggest influences is my life. I was named after  my grandma Wanda and great grandma Anne, that’s why I go by both names.
Truly some of my favorite memories are spending time with her. She taught me about sewing, she made most all of my doll clothes and barbie clothes.
She even made some of my favorite nightgowns for my own children. She taught me to play cards and we would sit and play crazy eight or gin rummy for hours. She always had some goodies on hand to have a tea party. One of her talents was that she could read tea leaves, so we always had a fun time with that. She bought my first piano and the first song she taught me was, “Long, long ago”. She could play by ear and told me stories of when she was young her parents took her to “Concerts in the Park”. When they got home she could sit down at her piano and play all the songs. She also taught me the lullaby’s that I sang to my babies and now to my grandchildren. I like to think I’m who I am today because of her. I try to be the kind of grandmother that she was.
Great Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie is her recipe and it’s DELICIOUS. Don’t let the butterscotch fool you, I think it tastes more like caramel, it reminds me of Creme Brule.  My son James, the Chef, came over the other morning and we had a fun time making one. So give it a try, it’s a perfect pie for Thanksgiving Dinner or Christmas Dinner.

The Recipe for Great Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie 


Great Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie

Great Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie


For Pie:

2 egg yolks

1 ¼ cups sugar

1 ½ cup whole milk

1 cup canned evaporated milk

½ cup butter

2 Tbs. cornstarch

1 tsp. vanilla

For Meringue:

3 egg whites

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. cream of tarter

6 Tbs. sugar


For Pie:

1. Beat 2 egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup whole milk and cornstarch and dash of salt.

2. Brown 3/4 cup sugar till syrupy and dark. Add butter stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

3. Add 1 cup whole milk and 1 cup canned milk to browned sugar all at once and return to heat, stirring constantly till all dissolved.

4. Add egg mixture gradually and cook and stir till thick.

5. Remove from heat and add vanilla and pour into cooled pie shell.

Meringue for Top:

Beat at medium speed first three ingredients, about 1 minute till soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, one spoon at a time and beat at high speed about 4 minutes, till stiff and glossy peaks.

Spread over pie, covering all so it will not shrink or bleed through. Bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes.

Dip knife in water before cutting.

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Now as you see this recipe isn’t like our recipes today, buy I wanted to share the original, just the way my grandma gave it to me. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.
   Happy Birthday Grandma, I love you and miss you every day. You’ll be in my heart Always.
 David’s Aunt Linda died a month ago. Today was her birthday also.  Happy Birthday Aunt Linda, you are missed.


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  1. says

    Thank you for sharing this. My grandmother's Butterscotch Pie was always one of my favorites but I didn't get the recipe! I hope this is similar. I can't wait to try it! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    • says

      Kathy, Your blog is so cute. I use to have chickens and a milk cow. I miss the eggs and milk, cream and butter.
      I link to your party and am following you.
      Wanda Ann

  2. says

    What a wonderful pie and a wonderful story, Grandmas and Great Grandmas are so special in our lives, I named my furniture makeover business after my Grandma because of the amazing furniture she had in her home in Scotland. I pinning this one to make, it looks so delicious. Stopping over from TALU

  3. says

    I missed this first time around, it looks divine and I loved hearing about your great grandmother! My hubs mother is 97 and going strong and has 10 great grandchildren! I'm pinning this to make soon

  4. Anonymous says

    Thank you for the nice recipe Wanda Ann. Remember you are so lucky to have shared so much time with your grandmother.

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