Oatmeal Pie Recipe
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A recipe for Oatmeal Pie that would make any holiday spread that much sweeter.
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.
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
Oatmeal Pie Recipe
This pie is similar to Pecan Pie and oh so wonderful for any dessert menu.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup melted butter (I used salted.)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (uncooked)
- 1 (9-inch) pie crust, unbaked
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
In a large whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
Stir in beaten eggs, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla until combined.
Mix in oatmeal.
Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie crust.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. If needed, cover crust with aluminum foil to avoid burning.
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!
Adapted from Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pie recipe found on Food.com.
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.
WOW….. I am so excited. I cannot eat nuts and I love pecan pie, so this is going to a definite plus. Thanks.
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!
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
I thank this would be good with a few pecans in it
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.
I hope you enjoy it when you get around to making it and I do hope you’re feeling better too!
Looks amazing! I’ve never heard of oatmeal pie before, but now I’m just going to have to try it!
Made one just now good for old timers
do you use a regular pie pan or a deep dish one? going to make a couple for my church’s Swiss steak dinner this Saturday
I use a regular 9-inch pie dish.
So excited to try this recipe. We once purchased an oatmeal pie from the local Amish community, and it was amazing! So excited to try making my own.
Just had a piece of the oatmeal pie that I made, with vanilla ice cream. Fantastic!
On the Oatmeal Pie – can I use Old Fashion Oatmeal instead of Quick Oatmeal & can I use either Dark or Light Colored Syrup? Thanks
Yes you can. Results may vary with texture.
can you make this in pan without a crust
Without a crust it would be more liked baked oatmeal, or a crisp, but it could work. Let me know if you try it that way.