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Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie

Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch meringue pie, butterscotch pie, how to make a meringue, old fashioned butterscotch pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Butterscotch Filling

  • 1 pie crust
  • 3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Meringue Topping

  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 Tablespoons white granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Beat egg yolks. Add sour cream and combine.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  
  • In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and flour.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  
  • Add brown sugar mixture to the sour cream mixture and beat until combined.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  
  • Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir.
  • Pour into unbaked pie pastry crust.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees F; reduce temperature to 350 degrees F, and cook for an additional 30 minutes. If the pie crust begins to brown too much, tent with foil.
  • Let cool completely before topping with meringue.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  

Meringue Instructions: (see tips in the post)

  • Beat egg whites until stiff.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  
  • Fold in sugar gradually by hand.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  
  • Spread over cooled pie crust sealing the meringue by spreading all the way to the crust.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  
  • Brown at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes.
    Butterscotch Sour Cream Pie is an old fashioned butterscotch pie recipe topped with a meringue. The sweet, creamy filling is baked directly in the pie crust in the oven.  

Notes

  • This pie is better served cold or room temperature than warm.  The butterscotch filling sets up to creamy perfection.
  • I tend to use either a frozen pie crust or refrigerated pie crust dough. Follow the instructions on the package before filling.  Or, use your favorite homemade pie crust recipe. 
  • The baking process for this old fashioned Amish butterscotch pie is a 2-step process: the first 10 minutes of baking, the oven is set at 425 degrees F, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and cook for an additional 30 minutes. 
  • Let the pie cool before topping the with meringue. 
  • See our whole list of tips in the post for how to make properly make a meringue topping. 
  • Love meringue pies? Try Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg