Oatmeal Pie Recipe

A recipe for Oatmeal Pie that would make any holiday spread that much sweeter.

Oatmeal Pie is similar to Pecan Pie and oh so wonderful for any dessert menu.

The holiday season always inspires me to try new recipes—especially desserts! And most especially pies. I like the ease of a pie, as well as the versatility. An empty pie crust is like a blank piece of paper, a blank canvas if you will. What will it become? Sweet and gooey, bubbling over with fruit goodness? Or savory and comforting with a cheese or cream base? Oh, the beauty of the pie.

This week I’m sticking to dessert pies. I’ve been testing a few new recipes and tweaking some old favorites, so this week I’ll be sharing a different recipe each day with you. A whole week of pies! Yay for pies! So grab your fork, an empty pie crust, and save some room for a piece (or three) of pie.

This week of pie recipes begins with an old-fashioned, yet new to me, Oatmeal Pie. I’ve had quite a hankering for a good oatmeal cookie for about a week now which made me wonder about making an oatmeal pie. I did a quick search for Oatmeal Pie, and of course it exists. What combination of food doesn’t?

Anyway, it was interesting to read about the history of this pie. According to Steven over at Food.com, in the South during the Civil War, Oatmeal Pie was made as a substitute for Pecan Pie when pecans were in short supply, or perhaps as a less-expensive option.

Oatmeal Pie is similar to Pecan Pie and oh so wonderful for any dessert menu. Oatmeal Pie is similar to Pecan Pie and oh so wonderful for any dessert menu.

The ingredients are pretty much the same, with more spices added to the oatmeal version. Personally I found it more than satisfying, and by no means a substitution—more like a fine addition to the dessert table.

I think you’ll enjoy this one very much. Yes, yes I do.


Oatmeal Pie Recipe
This pie is similar to Pecan Pie and oh so wonderful for any dessert menu.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup melted butter (I used salted.)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1¼ cups quick-cooking oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 1 (9") pie crust, unbaked
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
  3. Stir in beaten eggs, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla until combined.
  4. Mix in oatmeal.
  5. Pour into unbaked pie crust.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes. If needed, cover crust with aluminum foil to avoid burning.
  7. If you can wait long enough, let cool to allow filling to firm up a bit. Although served warm and gooey with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream is divine!


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  1. 1

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says

    I love oatmeal yet never thought of baking pie with it! This looks insanely yum :)

  2. 11

    Sandy says

    I grew up eating Oatmeal pie as it was one that my grandmother made almost weekly. She was a fantastic pie bake for a drugstore lunch counter that made 65 pies twice a week for years. She added a little molasses in her recipe that is much like the one written above.

  3. 13

    Abbie @ Needs Salt says

    Oh my gosh. This is like everything I could ever want in a pie. It’s like streusel in a pie crust. Oh my gosh.
    This is unbelievable.

  4. 15

    foxyvee says

    I have made this before. It taste like a pecan pie, except oatmeal instead of nuts, which I love! Its good with unsweetened or very lightly sweetened whipped cream.

    Vintage recipe for sure!

  5. 17

    Austyn says

    Looks delicious! What about adding chocolate chips?? I like chocolate chip pecan pie. So maybe chocolate chip oatmeal pie? Yum.

  6. 21

    Candace says

    Oatmeal pie is fantastic. Try it with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. Delish! It’s been a while since I’ve had it. Definately adding this to our Thanksgiving dessert table.

  7. 22

    Melissa B in IL says

    So excited to see this today…. I was wanting pecan pie for Thanksgiving, but I’ve been having a terrible time the last few times I’ve eaten pecans. Thank you for a wonderful nut free solution!!!

  8. 23

    Sue Zumout says

    This looks amazing! I’m sure it tastes way better than an oatmeal cookie and they are my favorite. On my short list to bake. Thanks.

  9. 24

    Joan Metz says

    WOW….. I am so excited. I cannot eat nuts and I love pecan pie, so this is going to a definite plus. Thanks.

  10. 25

    Alyssa says

    I love oatmeal pie. Ever since I found it in a blue-ribbon pie recipe book, my family and I have enjoyed it. I like mixing in nuts and dried fruits (mmm, cranberries) to make it more tart and interesting. Delicious!

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    peggy says

    Oatmeal Pie is my all time favorite I love to bake and ive been teaching my granddaughter all phases of baking Now she has started classes in a French Pastry School I am so very proud, cant wait for her to teach me

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    Kim Hurtle says

    I just spent 5 days in a hospital that served oatmeal pie. I’d never heard of it before. I ate enough slices while there to determine it must be a pecan pie base with spices and oatmeal. I am so happy to find a recipe to confirm the ingredients and offer proportions along with some history. As soon as I am well enough, I’m trying this and I’ve already sent the link to my pie-baking-friend in North Dakota.

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