One jar of butterscotch budino topped with salted caramel.

Butterscotch Bourbon Budino with Salted Caramel

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: budino, butterscotch budino, butterscotch pudding, pudding, salted caramel budino
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 439 kcal
This Butterscotch Bourbon Budino with Salted Caramel is like a pudding cup for grown ups. It's a rich and creamy indulgent treat that's not overly sweet.


  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar plus 2 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 5 Tablespoons Plugrá® unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons bourbon
  • Chopped pistachos for topping
  • 15-Minute Salted Caramel Sauce for topping


  1. Combine heavy cream and milk in a large bowl. Whisk together egg, egg yolks and cornstarch in a medium bowl. 

  2. In a large pot set over medium-low heat stir together brown sugar, water and salt until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and allow to boil without stirring, until the mixture turns thick and dark amber in color, occasionally scraping the sides of the pot with a rubber spatula, about 7 minutes. 

  3. Immediately add in cream mixture and whisk to combine and dissolve sugary bits. Bring mixture to a boil, watching pot carefully to avoid boiling over, then reduce heat to medium. 

  4. Whisk half of this hot caramel mixture into the egg mixture. Return mixture to pot and whisk to combine until custard boils and thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and bourbon.

  5. Divide custard among ten 6-ounce glasses or cups. Chill uncovered until cold, about 4 hours.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon caramel sauce over each budino and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Finish with a sprinkling of chopped pistachios.
Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Bourbon Budino with Salted Caramel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1390IU28%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.