This Oatmeal Pie is a classic, old fashioned dessert recipe that is so easy and simple to make! Soft and sweet, it tastes a lot like a Pecan Pie with a rich brown sugar flavor…
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This Oatmeal Pie Recipe is gonna have a permanent place in the rotation of your dessert recipes! Perfect to bring to parties, pitch ins or potlucks. We also love it because:
- OLD FASHIONED COMFORT FOOD – This is a classic comfort food recipe at it’s best. Simple, easy and cheap ingredients come together for an old fashioned taste that has been around for generations.
- EASY RECIPE – We use a store bought pie crust (don’t judge us!). After that, you just have to mix the pie filling which is SO EASY! You can literally assemble this pie in just minutes. This is a great recipe for the kids to help out with. Or for beginning bakers.
What Is An Oatmeal Pie
Many people describe Oatmeal Pies as just about exactly like Pecan Pies…. Just without the Pecans. This works for me because, well, a Pecan Pie IS awesome. But, pecans can be a bit pricey AND some people are allergic to them (my son included).
This makes an Oatmeal Pie a great dessert recipe for just about any occasion. In fact, Oatmeal Pies were said to have originated in the South as a substitution for Pecan Pies when Pecans were in short supply during the Civil War.
They are soft, gooey and have that distinct, rich brown sugar flavor that is just BEGGING to have some vanilla ice cream on top of it!
How To Make Oatmeal Pie
As with just about all our Pies here on Bubba Pie, we start with a premade, store bought pie crust. We believe in cheap and easy meals that ANYONE can recreate with mostly the ingredients they already have in their kitchen! But, if you wanna make your own pie crust, this is where you’d do it!
For step-by-step instructions, check out the recipe card below. But here is what you’ll need to get started:
- QUICK COOKING OATS – Make sure you are using quick cooking oats as they are lighter and thinner and much easier to eat in a dessert like this.
- LIGHT CORN SYRUP – You can substitute dark corn syrup if needed but the texture may come out a bit different.
- BROWN SUGAR – We love the deep, rich flavor that the brown sugar provides. Some people like to divide the sugar and substitute a little white sugar with it. You can also use dark brown sugar, but the pie will turn out a bit richer.
- LARGE EGGS – If possible, let the eggs come to room temperature.
- BUTTER – Unsalted. Also softened to room temperature.
- SALT –
- PREMADE PIE CRUST FOR A 9″ PIE PLATE – If you’d like to use your own homemade pie crust, go for it it!
Do You Need To Use Quick Cooking Oats?
Yes, quick cooking oats are great to use in desserts because the are thinner then regular oats. They cook faster and are much easier to eat in recipes like this.
Storage, Freezing and Leftovers
You can store your leftover pie in an airtight container at room temperature. It should stay good for up to 5 days. You may be able to extend the life of the pie for a day or two if you keep in your refrigerator.
This pie freezes well. Just allow it to fully cool and wrap it in freezer wrap or aluminum foil. It should be good in your freezer for up to 4 months. Allow to thaw at room temperature.
Notes, Tip and FAQs
- HOW TO KNOW WHEN OATMEAL PIE IS DONE? – You’ll know that this Oatmeal Pie is done when it passes the old “jiggly” test. If it’s slightly jiggly in the center but firmer on the sides, you know your ready to take it out of the oven. The center will firm up as it cools.
- ADD COCONUT FLAKES? – I’ve seen some people add some Coconut Shavings to the top of this pie to add a little sweetness and flavor. If that’s your thing, go for it!
- OTHER ADDITIONS – You can also up the complexity of the flavor by adding a little cinnamon to the pie filling. I’d mix in about 1/2 tsp.
- ADD NUTS – Feel free to add some Pecans or Walnuts on top.
And, have I mentioned this enough? Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
I hope you enjoy this Oatmeal Pie Recipe. Let me know how it turns out in the comments.
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Old Fashioned Oatmeal PieServings 8 servingsSweet, soft and gooey in all the right ways, this Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pie is a simple dessert recipe that can be prepared and in your oven in just minutes! A rich, brown sugar flavor with wholesome oats, it's best served warm with some vanilla ice cream!
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 premade pie crust for 9" pie plate
- Preheat oven to 325 and line a 9" baking pan with a pie crust. Crimp the edges and set aside.
- Add oatmeal, corn syrup, brown sugar and eggs to a bowl and mix well.
- Stir in butter and salt and mix well until no longer clumpy.
- Pour into prepared crust.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Crust should be browned and center will be jiggly but will firm up when it cools. Let stand to cool completely or just until warm.
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