Indulge in Butterscotch Dream: Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

Welcome, dear readers, to the most enticing recipe that your taste buds have been craving for. Today, we will be delving into the world of delectable desserts with my all-time favorite Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie Recipe. This easy-to-make pie is a perfect combination of sweetness from the butterscotch and creaminess from the cream cheese that just melts in your mouth.

What I love about this recipe is that it blends traditional cheesecake pie and butterscotch pudding dessert recipes to create a unique twist on a classic dessert. The graham cracker crust balances out the flavors with its crunchy goodness, making every bite seem blissful.

This recipe has been in my family since forever, passed down from generations through old fashioned recipes. It was originally a Southern Alabama farmers’ federation dessert recipe, and it has become an ageless classic ever since. With its simple ingredients and easy-to-follow directions, you can bake this pie within a few minutes without much fuss.

So put on your apron, pick up your spatula and join me as we make some unforgettable memories baking this butter scotch dream. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie
Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie

Allow me to explain why you’re going to be head-over-heels in love with this Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie recipe! First of all, who doesn’t love a good pudding pie? But with the addition of cream cheese, this pie takes things up a notch. The filling is rich and velvety, with a sweet tang that will make your taste buds sing.

One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s so easy to customize. If you’re not a fan of butterscotch, you can easily swap in your favorite flavor of instant pudding mix. And if you prefer a lighter dessert, you can even use light cream cheese and frozen non-dairy topping without compromising on flavor.

This pie also looks absolutely gorgeous. The graham cracker crust and creamy filling make for a stunning presentation that will impress all your guests. Plus, the butterscotch sauce drizzled on top adds an extra touch of decadence that will have everyone asking for seconds.

And let’s not forget about how perfect this recipe is for any occasion! Whether you’re serving it at Thanksgiving dinner or bringing it to your next potluck, this Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s an old-fashioned dessert that never goes out of style.

Trust me, once you try this recipe, it’s going to become a staple in your dessert arsenal. You won’t regret giving it a chance!

Ingredient List

 A delicious Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie fresh out of the oven
A delicious Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie fresh out of the oven

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make this scrumptious Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie:

  • 1 graham cracker pie crust (8 oz)
  • 1 package instant butterscotch pudding mix (3.4 oz)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1 block cream cheese (8 oz), softened
  • 2 cups frozen non-dairy topping, thawed

For the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 and 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 8 ounces or 22 sheets of graham crackers)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie Filling:

  • 1 block cream cheese (8 oz), room temperature
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz), at room temperature
  • 1 package instant butterscotch pudding mix (3.4 oz)
  • 2 cups frozen non-dairy topping, thawed

Optional toppings:

  • Butterscotch chips, chopped pecans, whipped cream, butterscotch sauce

Note: You can also add more or less sweet toppings according to your preference.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect dessert for any occasion, made with love and care
The perfect dessert for any occasion, made with love and care

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it is time to get started on making this delightful Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie. Here are the step-by-step instructions you need to follow:

Step 1: Make the Graham Cracker Crust

First things first, let’s make the graham cracker crust. In a bowl combine 1 and 1/3 cups of graham cracker crumbs with 1/4 cup of sugar and 5 tablespoons of melted butter. Stir until well mixed.

Step 2: Press the Mixture into a Pie Dish

Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pie dish and firmly press it onto the bottom and up on the sides of the dish using your fingers or the back of a spoon. It should form an even layer across the dish.

Step 3: Bake the Crust

Once done, bake the crust at 350°F for around 10 minutes. When finished, remove from the oven and let it cool completely before filling.

Step 4: Beat Sweetened Condensed Milk and Cream Cheese

In a large mixing bowl beat together an 8-ounce package of cream cheese (room temperature) until it is fluffy. Gradually beat in one can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces) until smooth on a low speed.

Step 5: Beat Pudding Mixture

Next, in another bowl beat together one packet of Instant Butterscotch Pudding Mix (5.1 ounces) with one cup of cold water until thickened. Then add it to your cream cheese mixer and blend well on low speed.

Step 6: Add Whipped Topping

Gently fold in two cups of whipped topping such as Cool Whip or frozen non-dairy topping to your mixture using a spatula or spoon.

Step 7: Pour Mixture into Pie Crust

Pour your delicious butterscotch cream cheese mixture into your cooled graham cracker crust, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

Step 8: Refrigerate Pie

Refrigerate your pie for at least two hours or until it becomes firm.

Step 9: Serve Custard Cream Cheese Pie

Serve chilled, decorated with whipped cream, butterscotch chips or drizzled with caramel or butterscotch sauce.

This recipe is easy to make and perfect for any occasion! Enjoy this creamy Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie that is sure to have everyone raving about it long after it’s gone!

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven that will melt in your mouth
A slice of heaven that will melt in your mouth

Ah, the sweet taste of flexibility! There are plenty of ways to put your unique spin on this butterscotch cream cheese pie recipe using substitutions and variations.

First, consider the crust. If you’re not a fan of graham crackers, you can use crushed cookies like Oreos or Nilla Wafers instead. Or, for a nutty crunch, add chopped pecans or almonds to the crust mixture.

When it comes to the filling, you can experiment with different flavors of instant pudding mix. Chocolate pudding would make for a rich and decadent pie, while vanilla pudding would lend an airy sweetness. You could also swap out the butterscotch pudding mix for another flavor such as banana or pistachio.

For added texture and flavor, fold in some toppings or mix-ins. Try stirring in some butterscotch chips or even some marshmallow fluff for a sweet and gooey twist. If you want to add some crunch, top the pie with whipped cream and chopped nuts.

Feeling adventurous? Try making this recipe as a meringue pie by replacing the graham cracker crust with a brown sugar meringue base. Or if you want to go completely off-piste, consider transforming this into a butter scotch cheesecake by baking it in old-fashioned cheesecake style.

The Alabama Farmers Federation suggests switching things up by making a quick butterscotch sauce by whisking together brown sugar, butter and whipping cream before heating over medium heat.

The possibilities are nearly endless with this easy butterscotch cream cheese pie recipe – so have fun experimenting until you find the perfect combination!

Serving and Pairing

 Dive into a mouthwatering treat that will leave you wanting more
Dive into a mouthwatering treat that will leave you wanting more

Butterscotch cream cheese pie is a delightful dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It has a creamy texture and a rich, buttery flavor that will leave everyone wanting more. To bring out the best in this pie, it’s important to know how to serve and pair it.

One of the best ways to serve butterscotch cream cheese pie is chilled, right out of the refrigerator. The cold temperature helps to firm up the filling and gives it a refreshing taste. You can top it off with a dollop of frozen non-dairy topping or some whipped cream for an extra layer of flavor and texture.

This pie also pairs well with different types of drinks. You can pair it with a cup of hot coffee or tea, fresh juice, or even a glass of milk. The sweetness of the pie complements these drinks perfectly.

Another way to elevate this dessert is by garnishing it with some chopped pecans or drizzles of butterscotch sauce. This will add more depth to the dish and create an impressive presentation that will impress your guests.

Overall, butterscotch cream cheese pie is a versatile dessert that can be served at any time of day or year. Whether you’re enjoying it as a mid-day snack or as a finish to your dinner party, this pie will never disappoint!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Indulge in a creamy, rich, and perfectly flavored dessert
Indulge in a creamy, rich, and perfectly flavored dessert

I am a professional baker and I understand the importance of convenience when it comes to enjoying desserts. Fortunately, this Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie Recipe can be made ahead of time for a stress-free event. In fact, you can prepare it up to 24 hours in advance and refrigerate it until ready to serve.

When storing this pie, I recommend covering it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent the filling from drying out. Another great option is placing the pie in an airtight container before refrigerating it.

When reheating, I suggest only reheating individual slices to preserve the overall freshness and texture of the pie. To do this, simply place individual slices on microwave-safe plates, cover them with a damp paper towel or microwave-safe lid and heat them in intervals of 10-15 seconds until warmed through.

If you have leftovers that you don’t plan on reheating, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’re ready to enjoy more butterscotch cream cheese goodness, just take the pie out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving to allow it to come back to room temperature.

With these tips and tricks in mind, you can enjoy your delicious Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie Recipe without worrying about time and storage constraints. So go ahead and make some ahead of time or save some leftovers for later – trust me, you won’t regret it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A dessert that is perfect for those with a sweet tooth
A dessert that is perfect for those with a sweet tooth

Baking can be finicky, and even the slightest change in ingredients or method can have a big impact on the final product. Here are some tips to ensure that your Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie turns out perfectly every time.

Firstly, make sure to use room temperature cream cheese. This will help it to mix more easily with the other ingredients and create a smoother, creamier texture. If you forget to take it out of the fridge ahead of time, you can microwave it in 10-second intervals until softened.

Next, when making the butterscotch cream mixture, be sure to gradually beat in the sweetened condensed milk to avoid lumps. This will help create a smooth and velvety consistency.

It’s also important to allow the pie filling enough time to set. This recipe requires at least four hours in the refrigerator before serving, but overnight is even better. This will ensure that the filling has enough time to fully set and create a consistently delicious slice of pie.

When preparing the graham cracker crust, make sure to follow the instructions carefully and use an appropriate amount of butter or margarine. Too little fat will result in a dry and crumbly crust, while too much can make it too greasy.

Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative with this recipe! While the Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie is delicious on its own, you can experiment with different toppings like whipped cream or butterscotch chips for some added flair. Try serving it alongside a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa for a sweet and cozy treat on a chilly day.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie recipe is a dessert lover’s dream come true. The combination between the creamy cream cheese and the rich butterscotch flavor is sure to satisfy every craving. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also extremely easy to make with simple and affordable ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

Whether you’re looking to impress your family, guests, or just treat yourself to something sweet, this recipe is one to add to your go-to dessert list. With the added versatility of making substitutions and variations, you can customize the recipe however you like and still achieve that perfect mouth-watering outcome.

So what are you waiting for? Head into your kitchen and give this recipe a try! As a baker myself, I assure you that the effort put into making this pie will be worth every bite. Don’t forget to share your creations and tag us on social media using our recipe hashtag so we can follow along with your journey. Happy baking!

Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie

Butterscotch Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Calories: 496kcal


  • 1 graham cracker pie crust (6 oz.)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen non-dairy topping, thawed and divided


  • In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy; gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  • On low speed, beat in water and pudding mix until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping and pour into crust.
  • Chill 2 hours or until set. top with remaining whipped topping and serve. Keep refrigerated.

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Serving: 159g | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.8g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 28.8g | Saturated Fat: 16.7g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 325.3mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 45g

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