AMISH “PECAN” PIE
Editor’s Note: Long-time readers of Amish365.com know that this recipe is one of my sentimental favorites, being the first one to ever appear in The Amish Cook column some 23 years ago! The name of the recipe has always been a bit tricky. A lot of people hear “oatmeal pie” and turn up their nose thinking of Cream of Wheat in a crust or something like that. But the reality of the pie belies the name, it’s really very close in consistency and flavor to a pecan pie. Some Amish even call it “Mock Pecan Pie”, which might be a more accurate name. Our friends at Recipelion.com recently tested the recipe and they called it Amish “Pecan” Pie, so the “quotes” are the “mock.” Enjoy! – Kevin
By Jordan Sward, Recipelion
Talk about an easy pie recipe that’s an oldie but a goodie! This Amish “Pecan” Pie isn’t your average pecan pie recipe. It has all the flavors of a traditional pecan pie, but it uses oats in place of pecans! Not only does that mean it’s more budget-friendly, but it also creates an amazing soft texture that some think is even better than the pecan version. It’s one of those classic Amish recipes that you have to try to believe just how good it really is.
If you’ve never had oatmeal pie, I’d definitely recommend giving this easy recipe a try. It’s super simple and uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. While the traditional version of this Amish “Pecan” Pie uses a homemade crust, we made it easier and less time consuming by using a store-bought pie crust. Feel free to use your favorite pie crust recipe if you have time!
The filling is as easy as mixing 5 ingredients together in a bowl and pouring it into your pie crust. Don’t worry if the filling does not fill your pie crust completely – it will expand while baking. There’s no top crust, which allows the sugary oatmeal filling to caramelize on top … talk about amazing flavor! Plus, this pie is even better the next day, so it’s perfect to make ahead of time for a potluck, party or holiday.
At RecipeLion, we love easy, old-fashioned Amish recipes that can be made ahead of time and always please a crowd. This oatmeal pie definitely fits the bill. Next time you’re looking for a budget-friendly dessert idea, try this Amish “Pecan” Pie. It’s perfect to serve at Thanksgiving, or all year round! Plus, don’t miss our list of 17+ Traditional Amish Recipes you simply must try.
Serves: 1 pie
- Amish "Pecan" Pie
- 1 sheet store-bought pie crust
- ½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup light corn syrup
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Unroll the pie crust and place in a greased and floured pie pan.
- Flute edges.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine melted butter, sugar and eggs.
- Add corn syrup, and oats and combine.
- Pour into pie shell and bake for 1 hour until thickened inside and golden brown on top.
- Let cool completely on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature.