This Oatmeal Pie is a delightful mix of sweet, rich flavors and contrasting textures. The flavor will remind you of your favorite pecan pie, and it perfectly compliments the crunchiness of the old-fashioned rolled oats. It’s chewy like an oatmeal cookie and absolutely delicious!
If you love pies and chewy oatmeal cookies, why not bake a pie that’s a classic combination of the two? Oatmeal Pie is perfect for home bakers with its classic rustic charm. Plus, the recipe is simple, with ingredients that are readily available. You’ll end up with a pie that’s both delicious and heartwarming!
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Why I Love This Recipe
This is a recipe that again comes from a treasure trove of vintage recipes. It’s cheaper to make than a traditional pecan pie, but still packs in the same great flavors!
Easy to make: This oatmeal pie recipe is incredibly straightforward. All it requires is a store-bought pie crust and a simple combination of ingredients. After a quick stir, you pour the mixture into the pie shell, then let the oven do the rest.
Family favorite: With a flavor reminiscent of a pecan pie and the chewy texture of an oatmeal cookie, this oatmeal pie is sure to be a hit with the whole family. The addition of flour to the bottom of the pie shell helps avoid a soggy bottom, a detail that everyone will appreciate.
Crowd-pleaser: This oatmeal pie is not only delicious, but it is also a real crowd-pleaser. It is sweet, has a wonderful texture, and its delicious aroma will fill the kitchen as it bakes. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just need a dessert for a family meal, this oatmeal pie is a surefire winner.
Pie Shell: This forms the delicious crust for your oatmeal pie. A store-bought pie crust will do just fine, or you can make your own for a more homemade flavor. We’ll add flour to the bottom to avoid a soggy pie.
All-purpose Flour: Used to dust the pie shell to prevent it from becoming soggy once the filling is added. This creates a barrier between the wet filling and the pie crust, guaranteeing a crisp bottom.
Granulated Sugar: This sweetener is essential in creating a deliciously sweet filling for our oatmeal pie. It caramelizes during baking, adding depth to the flavor.
Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: These will give our oatmeal pie its unique, chewy texture, similar to an oatmeal cookie. Plus, they add a good amount of fiber to this dessert.
Dark Corn Syrup: This ingredient adds a rich, caramel-like sweetness to the pie, similar to a classic pecan pie. It also helps to bind the ingredients together.
Eggs: These are slightly beaten before adding to the mix. They act as a binder for the pie filling, helping to set it up during baking.
Unsweetened Flaked Coconut: This adds a subtle, tropical flavor to the pie, as well as enhancing the texture.
Butter: Melted and added to the filling, the butter gives our oatmeal pie a rich, creamy texture and a beautiful buttery flavor.
Bowls – A large bowl is needed to mix together the sugar, oats, corn syrup, eggs, coconut, and butter. This helps make sure that all the ingredients are well incorporated to create a great flavor and texture. You’ll also need a small bowl to slightly beat the eggs separately before combining them with the rest of the ingredients.
Traditional Pie Plate – Use a traditional 9-inch pie plate to make this recipe. Be careful not to use a deep dish pie plate as this recipe does not have enough filling and your pie dough will slide into the center. A traditional pie plate has a diameter that is 9-10 inches wide (at the widest part) and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Pie Shield – This tool is important to prevent the edges of your pie from burning while it bakes. If you don’t have one, you can also use a piece of aluminum foil.
How to Make Oatmeal Pie
Start by preheating your oven to a temperature of 350˚ F. Next, take your pie dough and delicately shape it into your pie shell. To prevent the dough from becoming soggy during baking, spread about a tablespoon of flour evenly on the bottom of the shell.
Step 1 – Mixing the Ingredients
Grab a large bowl and combine your sugar, oats, corn syrup, eggs, coconut, and butter in it. I recommend slightly beating the eggs separately in a small bowl before adding them to the other ingredients. Stir it all thoroughly together until the mixture is well combined.
Step 2 – Filling the Pie Shell
Now that you have your pie filling ready, it’s time to pour it into the raw pie shell. Be careful not to overfill, as this could lead to spillage in the oven.
Step 3 – Baking the Pie
Slide your pie into the preheated oven and let it bake for about forty-five minutes. But keep an eye on it! After the first twenty minutes of baking, add a pie shield to prevent the edges from burning. This step helps guarantee that every part of your pie, from the crust to the center, cooks evenly. Allow the pie to cool for four hours before serving.
Your delicious Oatmeal Pie is ready to serve!
Preheat and Prep the Oven: Before starting, preheat your oven to a temperature of 350˚ F. This will make sure that the oven is ready to bake the pie as soon as your mixture is ready.
Flour the Pie Shell: To avoid a soggy bottom, spread a tablespoon of flour on the bottom of your unbaked pie shell. This will create a barrier and help your pie crust stay crispy.
Used Rolled Oats: These oats can also sometimes be called old-fashioned oats. Do not use quick oats in this recipe as you will have a completely different result. Rolled oats provide a chewy texture that helps to absorb the other ingredients to form a delicious pie filling.
Use a Pie Shield: To avoid burning the edges of your pie, use a pie shield after about the first twenty minutes of baking. This will help to protect the crust while the rest of the pie continues to bake.
Let it Cool: Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to pie! Let your oatmeal pie cool for at least four hours before serving. It helps set the texture and enhances the flavor.
Add Pecans: If you love the classic pecan pie, this variation is for you. Mix in a few pecans or top it with some chopped pecans for an added crunch. The result? An oatmeal pecan pie that offers the best of both worlds – the chewy texture of oatmeal and the nutty crunch of pecans.
Try Some Cinnamon: Add a dash of warmth to your oatmeal pie by incorporating a teaspoon of cinnamon into your mixture. This will infuse your dessert with a comforting, spiced flavor that’s perfect for the colder months.
Switch up the Crust: For a fun twist, try using a store-bought graham cracker or chocolate pie crust instead of the traditional pie shell. This small change can add an extra layer of flavor and texture to your oatmeal pie, making it even more irresistible.
What to Serve With
- For a cozy breakfast, enjoy a slice of this oatmeal pie with a cup of hot coffee. The robust flavor of the coffee will balance out the sweetness of the pie, making it a perfect way to start your day.
- This oatmeal pie makes a delightful dessert after a hearty dinner. Serve a slice warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The creamy, cool flavor of the ice cream will perfectly complement the sweet and chewy texture of the pie.
- For a comfort food dessert, serve this oatmeal pie with a dollop of homemade whipped cream on top. The creamy texture and the light sweetness of the whipped cream will take this dessert to the next level.
An oatmeal pie is a dessert typically made with a filling consisting of classic pecan pie ingredients, but the oats replace the pecans. This mixture is usually poured into a pie crust and baked until it sets, creating a sweet and slightly chewy pie with a distinct oatmeal flavor and texture. In the South during the Civil War, it was made as a substitute for pecan pie as they were in short supply, and this was also a less-expensive option.
If you’re short on time or don’t have the ingredients for a homemade pie shell, you can easily use a store-bought pie crust. It is a convenient alternative that still delivers a great flavor and texture.
Adding flour to the bottom of the pie shell helps to prevent a soggy bottom. The flour absorbs excess moisture from the filling and helps guarantee that your oatmeal pie has a nice, firm crust.
A pie shield is used to prevent the edges of your pie crust from burning. After baking for about twenty minutes, the edges can start to brown too quickly, so using a pie shield helps to keep them golden and crisp.
Absolutely! Serving your oatmeal pie with a scoop of ice cream can add a delightful contrast in temperature and enhance the overall flavor. It makes for an extra delightful treat.
Storing and Reheating
Refrigerate: After allowing your oatmeal pie to cool for at least four hours, any leftovers should be carefully covered and placed in the refrigerator. The chilled temperature will help preserve the flavor and texture of the pie, keeping it delicious for you to enjoy later.
Freeze: While it might be tempting to freeze leftover oatmeal pie for extended storage, this is not recommended. The unique texture and flavor of the oatmeal pie, similar to that of a pecan pie and oatmeal cookies, may be compromised when frozen and then thawed.
Reheating Instructions: When you’re ready to enjoy your refrigerated oatmeal pie, you can reheat it in the oven. Preheat your oven to a moderate temperature, place the pie on a wire rack in the center, and heat it until it is warmed through.
What to Expect: This recipe makes one 9-inch oatmeal pie that’s enough for six to eight servings.
How to Scale: If you want to make more than one pie, you can double the recipe and follow the instructions as directed. Use a larger bowl to mix the filling and divide it between two 9-inch pie shells before baking them as directed.
- 1 Pie Shield
- 1 9-inch pie plate
- 1 large bowl
- 1 9 inch Pie Shell
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ¾ Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- ¾ Cup Dark Corn Syrup
- 2 Eggs slightly beaten
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
- ½ Cup Butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Shape pie dough in pie shell and spread 1 Tablespoon of flour on the base of the shell.
- Mix the sugar, oats, corn syrup, beaten eggs, coconut, and butter together in a large bowl.
- Pour into raw pie shell.
- Bake for 45 minutes. After 20 minutes add a pie shield to avoid burning edges.
- Let the pie cool for four hours before serving.