This photo does not do this dessert any justice. Here is my problem. My Spanx Stretcher pie is so good, that before I can get my camera out to take a photo of a pretty looking, cut piece, it is gone! I spent most of December 2009 perfecting this dessert because I wanted to serve it on New Year's Eve. I would guess it took about three tries to get this dish the way I wanted it. Basically, that meant that Phil, Jamie, Joey (my official recipe testers) and myself, ate three of these 9" X 13" Spanx Stretchers in three and a half weeks. Not cool!
Actually, this recipe is based on a 1950's classic diner dessert called "Girdle Buster Pie". I thought that name sounded out-dated, so I asked my friends Stephanie and Danna to help me come up with a more fun and modern name. They came up with "Spanx Stretcher", and I loved it!
What makes this dessert memorable and indulgent is the top layer of homemade Butterscotch Sauce. If you have never tried homemade butterscotch sauce, you are in for a life-changing experience. You will never be able to eat jarred butterscotch sauce again. Plus, it is surprisingly easy to make. Keep a jar in your refrigerator to pour over ice cream, drizzle over apple pie, spoon over roasted pears, drizzle over pound cake, or just to satisfy a sweet tooth by scooping out a big spoonful and enjoying it on its own. If you really want to impress someone with an amazing hostess gift, make a batch of butterscotch sauce and present it to your host in a glass jar (just remember to keep the jar refrigerated, and tell your host to keep the jar refrigerated).