National Butterscotch Pudding Day - September 19

National Butterscotch Pudding Day – September 19


Today gives us a reason to celebrate, by eating a delicious dessert, as it is National Butterscotch Pudding Day.  This food holiday is recognized each year on September 19.

The primary ingredients in the making of butterscotch are brown sugar and butter however, corn syrup, vanilla and salt are also sometimes used.  In an 1848 newspaper, according to “Housewife’s Corner” and Masluk Cream Co., the real recipe for “making Doncaster butterscotch is one pound of butter, one pound of sugar and a quarter of a pound of treacle, boiled together”.

Butterscotch is often used as a flavor for items such as sauces and puddings and butterscotch pudding is what today is all about.


Celebrate National Butterscotch Pudding Day by Trying the Following “Tried and True” Recipe:

Creamy Butterscotch Pudding Recipe


  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk and egg yolks; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times. Pour into four individual dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until chilled. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 221 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Recipe Credit:  Creamy Butterscotch Pudding Recipe by

Post on social media using #ButterscotchPuddingDay to encourage others to do the same.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Butterscotch Pudding Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.




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