At first I was hesitant about sharing this holiday with everyone because, quite honestly, I don't remember the last time I actually sat down an enjoyed a cup or bowl of butterscotch pudding, and anything I say about the super sweet treat would be concocted in the kitchen of my imagination. After stumbling upon this lot of, dare I say, exceptional recipes I knew I had to spread the word of Butterscotch Pudding Day, for fear that it would some how get out that I neglected to honor the holiday and an uproar would ensue. So, for the sake of keeping the peace and celebrating all things butterscotch-y, I present to you with four phenomenal recipes in hopes that you will never forget the taste of butterscotch pudding.
Let's ease on in with a basic recipe for Butterscotch Pudding found on the Cherry Tea Cakes baking blog. Basic does not mean bland, or even simple in this case, proving that this rich and flavorful pudding is best made from scratch. While boxed pudding is a great alternative for the time and money conscious, there are key flavor elements such as bourbon and pure vanilla that aren't easily replicated in instant forms. If you're looking for a new recipe with old world charm, I say ditch the boxed stuff and give this recipe a go.
Anyone who has ever indulged in fleur de sel caramels will take delight in knowing that the magical combination of rustic sea salt and mouthwatering carmel goes above and beyond the candy wrapper. Sugar and Charm Blog transforms the aforementioned bite-size candies into a full-fledged dessert in its recipe for Salted-Caramel Butterscotch Pudding. While caramel and butterscotch hold rich flavors all their own, the savory salt emphasize their sweetness, making it twice as bold, like surround sound for the taste buds.
Don't be fooled by our next blogger's name, she may be mad about muffins, but she has a few other tricks up the sleeve of her smock. Enter in Maria Makes Muffins' craving curbing, deceivingly nutritious recipe for Chocolate Butterscotch Pudding. Chia seeds, a lesser known superfood, chocolate protein powder and almond milk add a healthy twist on this otherwise decadent treat, and make it less of a dessert and more of a morning meal or pre-workout boost.
This last recipe goes above and beyond the call of pudding to bring us a dainty little tart worthy of tea parties, picnics, or any occasion welcoming a little extra whimsy. Go ahead an take a peek at this recipe for Butterscotch Pudding Tarts from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, for additional eye candy that will have you drooling all over your keyboard. Served in their own edible pudding bowl, these tasty tarts are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.