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Butterscotch Budino

agosto 23, 2022

What is a Butterscotch Budino? It is an Italian custard pudding that is just the next level, the texture that this pudding has is just impressive, you can serve it with whipped cream if desired, just don’t miss this delicious Italian classic!

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Additional: 3 hrs 20 mins

Servings: 4


  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon white rum


Step 1.
Combine brown sugar, salt, and water in a deep, heavy-bottomed saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook until the caramel is very dark, and bubbles appear, 7 to 10 minutes. Immediately turn off heat.

Step 2.
Carefully whisk in 2 tablespoons butter; pour in heavy cream and continue to stir. Be careful, as the mixture may boil up in the pan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Whisk in milk.

Step 3.
Whisk whole egg, egg yolks, and 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch together in a mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of the hot cream mixture to temper the egg mixture. Whisk the egg mixture into the saucepan and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a simmer, and cook, whisking, until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.

Step 4.
Remove from heat and pour into a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl to remove any lumps. Whisk in rum.

Step 5.
Pour into serving glasses. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes, before wrapping in plastic wrap and refrigerating until thoroughly chilled, 3 to 4 hours.