Butterscotch Pies Recipe

Butterscotch Pies Recipes

Ingredients :

6 oz ready-made short crust pastry

4 oz soft brown sugar

4 oz butter

3 tbsp golden syrup

3 tbsp milk

few drops of vanilla essence

2 eggs, separated

3 oz caster sugar

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C Gas Mark 6.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry and use to line a 8 in flan tin, chill for 15 minutes.
  3. Bake blind for 10-15 minutes, remove the paper and baking beans and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until firm and pale golden.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 150C Gas Mark 2.
  5. Put the brown sugar, butter, golden syrup, milk and vanilla essence in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water and stir until blended.
  6. Add the egg yolks and beat well.
  7. Pour the mixture into the baked pastry case.
  8. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff.
  9. Whisk in half the sugar, then fold in the remaining sugar.
  10. Spoon or pipe the meringue on top of the filling.
  11. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the meringue is set and golden brown.
  12. Serve hot or cold, with whipped cream.

Serves 4-6

Thickening the butterscotch filling with egg yolks give the centre of the pie an attractive layered effect when it is cooked and slied.

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