While butterscotch is not as common of a flavor for baked goods as vanilla or chocolate, we think it’s just as classic and irresistible. In fact, Grandma’s butterscotch pie is just as famous as Grandma’s chocolate cake.
If you’ve never had butterscotch and you’re wondering what it tastes like, just imagine what caramel or dulce de leche tastes like. If you enjoy the flavor of caramelized sugar, then you will love this butterscotch pie.
This vegan version utilizes clean ingredients like cashew butter, brown rice syrup, and rice milk, to name a few. To achieve that creamy, mousse-like consistency, you’ll also use silken tofu, lending a smooth, airy texture to this butterscotch pie.
The butterscotch flavor comes from a couple of teaspoons of butterscotch extract rather than a ton of sugar. To keep the entire dessert clean and vegan, be sure to also use a vegan crust. For this recipe, we use a vegan chocolate crust (it can be store-bought or homemade).
For the best results, we recommend completely cooling the butterscotch pie then chilling the pie in the fridge before serving. Enjoy a slice with a scoop of vegan whipped topping and a cup of coffee for the ultimate, blissful experience.