Salted Caramel Butterscotch Budino is an Italian pudding that is so creamy and delicious. This dessert consists of three layers. A creamy pudding topped with a deep caramel which is all sprinkled with a flaky sea salt.
Prep Time 45mins
Cook Time 20mins
Total Time 1hr5mins
Author Hostess At Heart
l 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1tablespoonlight corn syrup
1/2teaspoonsea saltflaky such as Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
2tablespoonspure maple syrup
1/2cupdark brown sugarpacked
1/4cupwhipped creamfor serving
It is very helpful if you get all of the ingredients out and measured before beginning.
Make the salted caramel:
Use a saucepan that has a heavy, light-colored bottom so you can keep an eye on the color. In the pan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Swirl (not stir) to caramelize evenly. When the caramel reaches a golden honey color, remove from heat. Carefully stir in the cream. This mixture will bubble up so be careful. Immediately add butter, vanilla, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside. This mixture will not harden so don't worry about it cooling.
Make the pudding:
In a saucepan with a light-colored bottom, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, water and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until the mixture darkens slightly in color.
Combine egg and egg yolks in a large heat-proof bowl with the cornstarch. Whisk to combine. Add a small amount of the brown sugar mixture to the eggs and whisk. This is called tempering. If you added all of the hot mixture at once because it would scramble your eggs. Not good. Continue adding brown sugar mixture to eggs in a slow stream, whisking continuously.
Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer back into the saucepan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring continuously. As soon as mixture thickens to a pudding-like consistency, remove from heat. Spoon mixture into 4 to 6 ramekins or dessert dishes. Spoon caramel over the pudding.
*Note I don't scrape the bottom of the caramel pan when spooning caramel out of the pan. Sometimes the solids will harden on the bottom of your pan. They don't look good and can be overly salty. Also not good.
Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.
Sprinkle lightly with flaked salt and top with whipped cream right before serving.
Pudding needs to chill 2 hours before serving.
Recipe adapted from Food.com
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.