Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust #SpringSweetWeeks

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.  Creamy butterscotch pudding in a rich pecan shortbread crust makes Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust a stunning and delicious dessert.

Creamy butterscotch pudding in a rich pecan shortbread crust makes Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust a stunning and delicious dessert.  

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2020 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks!  What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and flowers blooming than with food and a fun giveaway? 27 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring!  So stop thinking about cold and snow and get ready to enjoy the best spring sweets like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and even beverages! Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much to Dixie Crystals, Millican Pecan, Door County Coffee, Anolon, Deiss Cookware, Adams Extract, and Fresh April Sprinkles for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes you can win! 

Creamy butterscotch pudding in a rich pecan shortbread crust makes Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust a stunning and delicious dessert.

Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust

This week, I am happy to be celebrating “Sweets Week” with some of my blogging friends.  This means lots of camaraderie, delicious recipes and a giveaway with great prizes for you (see below for prize list and entry form).

And it also means that, with a shipment of beautiful pecan products from Millican Pecan, I made a beautiful Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust (based on Martha Stewart).  

Pecans are the darling of the nut world.  Sweet and rich, they pair beautifully with desserts, salads, and, well… so many foods! 

I got the pecan products above for this post but, in the spirit of full disclosure, if you look closely, you’ll notice that one of the packages was opened before I had a chance to take the picture.  The reason?  Well, in a fit of keto-diet deprivation, I tore open the package before photographing and stuffed myself with pecans. Did you know that many nuts are actually higher in net carbs than you would think?  But not pecans.  They come in at a keto-friendly (and super-delicious) 2g/serving.  Perfect.Creamy butterscotch pudding in a rich pecan shortbread crust makes Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust a stunning and delicious dessert.

I made this decidedly non-keto dessert and allowed myself to indulge just a little. The richness of the butterscotch paired perfectly with the rich nutty crust. Fortunately the rest of the family was up to eating extra!  Yes, the tart didn’t last the hour. 

And I do need to note that these are really good pecans.  In a different fit of keto deprivation, I bought some “fancy mixed nuts” and those pecans had a fraction of the flavor of the Millican Pecans.  In fact, I have already reordered pecans (and pecan oil and pecan butter) from them to get me through the pandemic.  Some people hoard TP, I’ve decided to hoard pecans!Creamy butterscotch pudding in a rich pecan shortbread crust makes Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust a stunning and delicious dessert.

I sugared up some pecan halves myself for the top garnish but they also make cinnamon pecan halves that would work beautifully.  Easy peasy!

This Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust is pretty enough to serve for a special occasion and easy enough to make for a personal indulgence. 

And I think we’re all due an indulgence now!  So see below for a chance to win some Millican pecan products and other great prizes! 

Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust

Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours

Creamy butterscotch pudding in a rich pecan shortbread crust makes Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust a stunning and delicious dessert.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup pecans, ground
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk

Filling:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 2/3 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

Prepare Crust:

Finely grind pecans in a food processor (or use equivalent in pecan meal). Add flour and salt, then pulse to combine.

In a bowl, stir together butter and granulated sugar, then stir in egg yolk. Add flour-pecan mixture and mix with fingers until mixture has the texture of fine crumbs and holds together when pressed between two fingers.

Put parchment on the bottom of an 8 1/4-by-11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Press crumbs evenly into bottom and up sides of the pan

Freeze crust for 15 minutes.  Bake in 375 F oven until set and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes.

Prepare Filling:

While crust is baking, whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Whisk in egg yolks, then milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter. Pour filling into crust and let cool 15 minutes. Place wax paper directly onto surface of filling and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.

Before serving, remove wax paper and re-smooth pudding top (it does not set too firmly to do this). Decorate top with extra pecans if desired.



Check Out the Prizes!

Check out the amazing prizes you can win in our #SpringSweetsWeek Giveaway!

Prize #1:  Millican Pecan is giving one winner a Tower of Treats!  The Tower of Treats is a beautiful and unique gift for that special friend, family member, client or associate. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles).

Millican Pecan began when E.E. Risien, founded the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s at the junction of the San Saba and Colorado Rivers.  He received much recognition for his experiments that altered the course of the pecan industry and helped to establish San Saba as the “Pecan Capital of the World.” From this location, they developed many great pecan varieties, as well as a prosperous orchard that serves our customers well, even to this day.  Today Millican Pecan is being run by the 5th generation, the one that launched the Millican Pecan website in 2002.  Visit https://millicanpecan.com/ to learn more about pecans, find delicious recipes, and buy their amazing pecans and pecan products.

Prize #2:  Door County Coffee is giving one winner 20 full-pots of coffee and a Door County Coffee mug.  Full pots will consist of seasonal flavors, flavored coffee, and non-flavored coffee. 

Door County Coffee & Tea Co. was founded in 1993 in Door County, Wisconsin.  It is a small, family-owned business, roasting coffee the old-fashioned way – in small batches to exacting specifications. The mission has always been to produce some of the best-tasting and highest quality coffee.  They have over 100 types of coffee, all of which are roasted right on site.  Visit https://www.doorcountycoffee.com/ to see their selection of coffees and teas as well as to find some fabulous recipes.

Prize #3:   Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a set of Nordic Ware Bundt Pans.  This set contains one Chiffon Bundt Pan and one Vaulted Cathedral Bundt Pan perfect for decorative baking.

Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.   Visit www.dixiecrystals.com for hundreds of recipes, holiday ideas, great ways to get kids baking in the kitchen, and plenty of baking videos.

Prize #4:  Anolon is giving one winner an Anolon Advanced 5 piece Bakeware set.  This nonstick bakeware set includes two 8 inch round cake pans, one 8 inch square cake pan, a 10 x 15 cookie pan, and a 9.25 x 14 cooling rack!   It’s the perfect set for any baker.

Established in 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights.  In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware and by 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware that would revolutionize the world of home cooking because the nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.  Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior that is made with a special blend of  sapphire-reinforced nonstick that is triple coated.  Visit https://anolon.com to see their selection of cookware, bakeware, tools, and to get amazing recipes.

Prize #5:  Fresh April Sprinkles is giving one winner their choice of three 4 ounce bags of sprinkles!   Winner can choose from favorites like the Birthday Party Blend, Cotton Candy Blend, Pink Lemonade Blend, and so many others!

Fresh April Sprinkles was founded in the summer of 2019 by Lynn April who runs the food blog Fresh April Flours.  They produce small batch, hand blended sprinkles in a suburb outside of Philadelphia.  Our sprinkle blends are carefully crafted with beautiful desserts in mind and can be custom blended just for you!  Visit https://freshaprilsprinkles.com to see the collection of sprinkles available or to find recipes from Lynn!

Prize #6:  Adams Extract is giving one winner an Adams baking pack with 4-6 items including their amazing 4oz Adams Best® Vanilla Flavor.   This prize package is great for anyone who loves to bake!

John A. Adams began making and selling his Green Plant Sarsaparilla extract in 1888 in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1905, he moved his family to Beeville, Texas.  Working with just $6.71 worth of materials on top of an old icebox, John A. Adams created a new formula for vanilla. His wife tested it by whipping up a cake and announced, “John, this is the BEST flavoring I have ever used.” “Well, that’s old man Adams BEST,” he responded. The name stuck, and Adams Best was born! Today, Adams manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, and many more.  To learn more about Adams Extract, to shop their products, or to find delicious recipes visit https://www.adamsextract.com

Prize #7: Deiss Kitchenware is giving one winner a kitchen utensil prize package!  The winner will receive a digital thermometer, a grater, an apple slicer and corer set, and a 5 piece utensil set!

Deiss Kitchenware is a small, family driven company that believes it’s easy to cook with pleasure when you have the right tools.  This company will bend over backwards to make you happy and the president of the company will even answer your letters!  They create easy to use, innovative, and reliable products for use in your kitchen.  To learn more about the company and the products they sell visit https://deisskitchenware.de/.

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24 thoughts on “Butterscotch Pie with Pecan Crust #SpringSweetWeeks

  1. David Scott Allen

    I can imagine all variety of possibilities using that crust as the base — for both sweet AND savory dishes. Imagine a savory butternut and Stilton tart! But, must say that I love butterscotch pudding, too! And I had not before heard of Millican pecans — might place an order today! Fun in the time if OVOID-19! (I’m calling it that because I know I am going to gain at least 19 pounds and become more ovoid during this pandemic…)

    1. Inger Post author

      I am so grateful for some local places doing takeout since everything here is closed. But happy to have pecans to snack on and anything left when I’m skinny again goes into pecan pie 🙂

  2. Lindsay A.

    Thanks so much for the awesome recipe – I made it on Saturday & it was a total hit!! We absolutely loved it! It disappeared in less than 24hrs, and I’ll definitely have to make it again this week. Pecans are by far my favorite nuts to use, but I used walnuts this time because that’s what we had on hand. For the filling, the order of mixing ingredients differed from past recipes I’ve used & I found it to be simpler & less fuss – no cornstarch lumps, no need to temper the eggs. This one will be a keeper for sure!

    1. Inger Post author

      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this–and I do try to simplify instructions if I can. I find that I’m working much harder lately to use what I have on hand too. I guess it’s a sign of the times.

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