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Eat Dessert First Celebration

From the dawn of time children have been begging to eat dessert first. In the month of August, we celebrate National Eat Dessert First month. So, with a month of eating dessert first, it means there had better be a good supply of scrumptious dessert recipes for elderly home caregivers and their loved ones.

Butterscotch Coffee Pie

1 (9 inch) deep dish pie shells (unbaked, store bought or homemade)

½ cup soft unsalted butter

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 ½ tablespoons very finely ground powder-like coffee

2 large eggs, at room temperature

Elder Care in Woolwich Township, NJ1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons milk

1 cup butterscotch chips

½ cup chopped walnuts or ½ cup pecans

Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for garnish

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • While the oven preheats, put your pie shell in the refrigerator to keep it cool.
  • Filling: using an electric mixer, cream the butter on high speed, gradually adding the sugars. Beat in the coffee.
  • The mixture will remain coarse and clumpy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and beating well after each addition.
  • Blend in the vanilla
  • Add the flour and salt and blend the filling until evenly mixed
  • Blend in the milk, and then stir in the butterscotch chips and nuts.
  • Scrape the filling into the chilled pie shell, smoothing with a spoon.
  • Bake the pie on the middle oven rack until the center is set, about 50 minutes, turning the pie 180 degrees about midway through the baking.
  • When done, the top of the pie will turn dark golden brown.
  • That’s good – it does not mean the pie has over-baked!
  • Give the pie a slight nudge to check for doneness – the filling should not move in waves, but it may jiggle near the center.
  • Transfer the pie to a cooling rack and cool.
  • The pie can be eaten slightly warm or at room temperature or it can be chilled for 1 to 2 hours before serving, though it is best not to serve it cold or the butterscotch chips will be hard.

This is a very unique recipe, made from an original chocolate chip cookie pie toll house recipe. It is rich yet delectable. Though not too healthy, a person should still watch the portion sizes. Freezes very well so it can be pulled out of the freezer and serve to surprise guests or just as a special treat on a day that you don’t want to cook dessert!

For all of your elder care needs in Woolwich Township, NJ and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 321-1500.

Andrew Dubler

Home to Stay Health Care Solutions (H2S) is a solutions minded, non-medical home care company enabling seniors and disabled members of our community to stay at home.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.

When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.
Andrew Dubler