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Delightful Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Recipes

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Growing up, one of my favorite things to eat at my grandparent’s house when I would visit was butterscotch pudding. Of course, I could eat it any time, but the flavor reminded me of my grandparents because they were always offering me butterscotch candies to suck on. When I got older, I wanted to recreate that taste, so I started searching for a butterscotch cinnamon pie recipe that I could make into my own. I found several variations of this type of pie over the years, so I thought that I’d share a few of my favorite ones with you.

How to Make Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie

To start, making a butterscotch cinnamon pie is going to take a bit of time, but you will appreciate all of the time spent baking the pie when you take a bite. The filling of the pie melts in your mouth, and the crust is so flaky and buttery that this pie will soon become a favorite that you make all of the time. For this pie, I always make my pie crust from scratch. This is not something that you need to do, but it is going to ensure that you get the buttery, flakiness that I was just describing. If you do not have time to make a crust from scratch, you can always purchase a crust in the refrigerated section at your local market.

Once the crust is made, you will need to create the filling. You will need to thicken the filling for a while so that the pie is the right consistency, and if you really like cinnamon, you can garnish the pie with a sprinkle of it. I prefer a bit of whipped cream on the top of my pie, but sometimes I eat it with ice cream instead.

Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie from Undertale

Undertale is an RPG or a role-playing game that was released in September of 2015 for multiple platforms. In the game, you will be able to find a slice of a butterscotch cinnamon pie that will heal you and make you stronger in the game. This pie looks so delicious in the game that a fan decided to create this scrumptious dessert in real life. So, if the pie sounds delicious to you, here is the Undertale butterscotch pie recipe for you to try:

What you’ll need:

Crust

  • 2 ½ tablespoons of flour
  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • ½ of a vanilla bean
  • A dash of salt
  • ½ of a cup of cold, salted butter
  • ½ of a cup of cold shortening that is butter flavored
  • Six tablespoons of cold buttermilk
  • One beaten egg to be used as egg wash

Filling

  • Six tablespoons of cornstarch
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A dash of salt
  • Four egg yolks
  • ¼ of a cup of butter
  • ½ of a cup of brown sugar (I prefer dark brown sugar)
  • One cup of heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups of milk
  • ½ of a cup of butterscotch chips

How to create this recipe:

For this recipe, you are going to need to start by making the crust for the pie. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then begin by mixing the ingredients into a large bowl. The first ingredients to be added should be the flour, sugar, vanilla, and the salt. Once those ingredients are all combined, cut in the butter and the shortening until small pieces of dough have formed.

As you are mixing the dough, slowly add in the buttermilk. At this point, you will want to shape the dough that you just made into a disc-like form so that it can be chilled. This makes the dough easier to work with, but it needs to be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap so that air does not get to the dough. I like to let the dough chill overnight, but it only needs to chill for about two hours.

Once the dough has been chilled, roll it out until it is about ¼ of an inch thick. This thickness will help to ensure that air bubbles do not form as the pie bakes. Place the dough into that pie pan that you have on-hand. If you do not have a glass pie pan, a metal one will work just as well; you will just need to be careful to watch the pie more closely as it bakes.

Since this recipe comes from food that is in a game, the crust is pixilated, which means that you will have to create this effect as well. Simply cut all of the excess dough from the edges of the pie, and then cut it into small squares that you can attach to the crust with egg wash. Poke the bottom of the pie with a fork, and then cover the crust with plastic wrap. Once the crust is covered, place dried, uncooked beans in the crust to weight it down as it bakes. Coat the edges of the crust in egg wash, and then bake the crust for about 35 minutes. The crust should be golden brown at this point. Next, remove the beans, and bake it for another 10 to 15 minutes.

Once the crust has been prepared, it is time to start on the filling. In a medium bowl, mix together the cornstarch, the egg yolks, the salt, the cream, and the milk until the mixture is smooth. Then, in a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar to the butter and boil it for about three minutes. Make sure to stir the mixture continuously so that the sugar does not burn.

Slowly add the egg mix to the sugar while continuing to whisk it. Then, add in the salt and the cinnamon. Continue to cook the mixture until it boils and thickens, and then remove it from the heat. While the mixture is still hot, mix in the butterscotch chips. Pour the filling into the prepared crust, and then allow it to cool in the refrigerator completely. Garnish the pie with whipped cream and a bit of cinnamon if you’d like before enjoying it.

Toriel Pie

In the game of Undertale, there is an individual named Toriel that you meat towards the beginning of the game. This is the first time that you encounter the pie, and it has been made specifically for you to enjoy. To create Toriel’s variation of this pie, you will need:

Crust

  • 1 ¼ cups of flour
  • ½ of a cup of butter
  • ¼ of a cup of ice cold water
  • A dash of salt (about ¼ of a teaspoon)

Filling

  • 1 ½ cups of cold milk
  • ½ of a cup of cream
  • 2/3 of a cup of light brown sugar
  • Two whisked egg yolks
  • Four tablespoons of cornstarch
  • One tablespoon of butter
  • One tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ of a teaspoon of salt
  • ½ of a teaspoon of cinnamon

Garnish

  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon

How to create this recipe:

To start, you will need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, is a large mixing bowl, you will need to combine the flour and the salt. Once combined, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until small balls of dough form. Slowly stir in the ice water until the dough can be shaped into a ball. Wrap the dough ball that you created in plastic wrap and chill the dough for a few hours. This will make the dough easier to work with when you are rolling out the crust.

Once the dough is chilled, you will need to roll it out so that it fits into a pie pan. For this pie, you are going to want a nine-inch pie pan. Once the dough is the proper size, press it into the pan so that the bottom and the sides are covered. If there is any excess dough, remove it with a knife. Once the pie crust is shaped, bake the crust for about seven minutes, and then remove it from the oven and set it aside.

For the filling, combine the milk, the cream, the brown sugar, the cornstarch, the salt, and the cinnamon in a double boiler. If you do not own a double boiler, you can simply place the ingredients in a heat safe bowl and put it over a pan of boiling water. Stir the mixture as it boils until it thickens a bit. Then, slowly add the egg yolks into the mixture while continuing to whisk it. When the mixture has thickened enough, it should have a similar consistency to pudding. When you get the right consistency, remove the mixture from the heat. Stir in the vanilla and the butter, and then pour the batter into the prepared pie pan.

Bake the pie for another seven minutes, remove the pie from the oven, and then allow it cool. This can be done on the counter or in the refrigerator, but the pie should cool to room temperature. Once it is cool, top it with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Homemade Butterscotch Pie

The cinnamon and butterscotch flavor go together well, but if you have kids like mine that do not like the spice that the cinnamon adds to the pie, there are plenty of recipes for butterscotch pie that do not include the cinnamon. Here is one that I make quite often:

What you’ll need:

  • A nine-inch pie crust (can be bought from a store or made from scratch)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Four tablespoons of cornstarch
  • A dash of salt
  • Two cups of milk
  • Two beaten egg yolks
  • One tablespoon of butter
  • One teaspoon of vanilla

How to create this recipe:

Since this is one that I typically make for my kids, I tend to get a pre-baked crust from my local market because they are not going to appreciate the buttery, flakiness of a crust that is made from scratch over one that is bought at the store. Besides, the quicker you can make this pie for your youngsters, the happier they will be. Once your pie crust is prepared, you can begin on the filling. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

For this recipe, you will want to use a double broiler, but as I explained in the last recipe, you can create a makeshift one using a bowl and a pan of boiling water. In the double boiler, mix the sugar, the cornstarch, the salt, and the milk. Continue to boil the mixture until it becomes thick. This process will take about 20 minutes, so make sure to stir the mixture frequently during this time so that the mixture does not burn to the bottom of the pan.

Once the mixture is the desired thickness, add the egg yolks and boil it for a little longer. In about a minute or two, the mixture should have a pudding-like consistency. Then, remove the mixture from the heat, and add in the vanilla and the butter. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake it for about five minutes. The filling will begin to brown when it is done. Serve the pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and your kids will ask for more.

Final Thoughts

Does a butterscotch cinnamon pie sound delightful? If so, choose one of the recipes listed above to make one the next time that you are hungry for pie. You can always add ingredients or take them away if you want to create a recipe of your own, but if you have a palette that enjoys a combination of sweet flavors, you will love the two options that include the cinnamon in the pie. So, cinnamon or butterscotch or both flavors combined? It all depends on what you like best.

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Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis is a frelance writer and foodie based in Portland, California. Though raised on her mother's homestyle Italian cooking, she has spent most of the last five years traveling and immersing herself in other countries' cuisines. Her work have been published in various publications, both online and offline.

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