Butterscotch Pudding with Bourbon-Brown Sugar Meringue

Butterscotch Pudding with Bourbon-Brown Sugar Meringue Recipe
Oxmoor House
If you prefer a subtle molasses flavor, use the lesser amount of molasses in the pudding. For entertaining, serve the pudding with Molasses Cigarillos.

Yield:

6 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes
Other: 8 Hours

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons molasses
2 1/4 cups milk, divided
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 vanilla bean
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon bourbon
2 tablespoons water
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preparation

Combine butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and molasses in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

Combine 1 3/4 cups milk and whipping cream in a separate saucepan. Split vanilla bean lengthwise. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into saucepan; stir in bean pod. Bring just to a simmer over medium heat. Remove and discard vanilla bean pod. Slowly whisk milk mixture into sugar mixture.

Whisk together egg yolks, remaining 1/2 cup milk, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into yolk mixture; add yolk mixture to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; pour into a 1-quart baking dish. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding; chill at least 8 hours.

Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, bourbon, and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 7 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 235°.

Meanwhile, beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gradually drizzle in hot brown sugar syrup, beating at high speed 2 minutes or until thick and glossy. Mound meringue over chilled pudding, forming peaks with the back of a spoon. Broil 8 inches from heat 2 minutes or until meringue is browned.

Christmas with Southern Living 2006,

Oxmoor House

June 2006
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