A classic butter pie crust and a creamy custard-based filling that’s full of caramel flavor!

A firm family favourite

Cook time
40 mins

Prep time
15 mins


Recipe provided by: Live, Love & Sugar

  • Pie crust, refrigerated or homemade
  • 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups (600ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (144g) unpacked light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (45g) cornstarch, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Haughton Honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sea salt, optional
Notes for the cook

To Store: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To enjoy at room temperature, remove pie from the fridge 30-45 minutes before serving. Do not freeze.

  1. Prepare the pie crust in a deep dish 8 inch pie pan, or a 9 inch pie pan, and set it in the fridge. Do not pre-bake it. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Add the egg yolks to a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. To make the filling, heat the heavy cream, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan on medium heat until it comes to a rolling boil, stirring regularly. It should start to thicken.
  4. Once the mixture comes to a full boil, remove it from the heat.
  5. Temper the eggs by adding a little bit of the cream mixture to the eggs and whisking, then adding a little more. Add the remaining cream mixture and stir until combined and smooth.
  6. Add the Haughton honey and vanilla extract to the custard and stir until well combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into the chilled pie crust.
  8. Bake the pie for 40-45 minutes. It will bubble up and start to brown on top.
  9. Remove the pie from the oven. It will still be pretty jiggly. Set it on the counter to cool until it comes to room temperature. It will firm up as it sits.
  10. Refrigerate the pie until it’s cold and fully firm.
  11. Sprinkle the sea salt onto the pie and serve.
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