Dolly Parton’s Butterscotch Pie Recipe


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Dolly Parton is a living legend. Not only is she an incredible singer, songwriter, and performer, but she has an iconic and unique look, owns her own theme park, and is a great southern cook!

One of my favorite recipes I’ve come across from the mind of Dolly is her butterscotch pie. That’s right, all the deliciousness of butterscotch on a buttery flaky crust. I’ll let that sink in.


The recipe is really easy to make and is sure to please a crowd. Here’s how to make it.

To make this delectable pie, you will need:

  • 1 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp. and 2 tbsp. butter, softened and separated
  • 1 cup and 3 tbsp. brown sugar, separated
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, separated in half.
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3/4 cup condense milk, diluted with 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9 or 10 inch pie plate with cooking spray.

For the crust, combine pecans, butter, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly. Transfer mixture into pie pan, and press evenly on the bottom and up the sides.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, then remove to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Combine brown sugar, cornstarch, flour, butter, and salt in the top of a double boiler over medium-high heat, stirring to combine. Add egg yolks and continue to stir until incorporated. Then…

To find out the rest of this recipe and give it a shot yourself, check out Guideposts article on this delicious pie by clicking here!