Well, we have recipes on Amish365.com for oatmeal pie and cinnamon pie, but what happens when you combine the two? Answer: you get an amazingly sinful cinnamony confection known as cinnamon oatmeal pie. Absolutely delicious.
This pie has the same consistency as a pecan pie. And it is a surprisingly versatile pie. For instance, if you don't have corn syrup, pancake syrup or maple syrup can be used in its place.
🥧 Depression Pies
No, these are not pies made when someone is feeling blue. A Depression pie gets its name from the Great Depression, a prolonged period in the 1930s when the economy was in the tank and the notoriously frugal Amish were pinched. Some other common "Depression Pies" include:
What all of these pies have in common are that the ingredients are very spase, basic stuff you can pinch for your pantry and these pies are all, in my opinion, delicious!
What is Oatmeal Cinnamon Pie?
Oatmeal Cinnamon Pie is a variation of Oatmeal pie, a dessert pie with a filling made from oats, eggs, sugar, and corn syrup. It is often flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. The pie is typically baked in a 9-inch pie crust and can be served warm or cold.
Oatmeal pie is believed to have originated in the Amish community, where it was often made with oats, eggs, and sugar, and sometimes flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. The pie was then popularized by the Quaker Oats Company in the early 20th century.
Oatmeal pie can be served with whipped cream or ice cream, and it can also be topped with a variety of fruits, such as apples, blueberries, or strawberries.
If you're looking for a delicious and easy dessert to make, oatmeal pie is a great option.
📋 Step-by-Step Oatmeal Cinnamon Pie
This is a tough pie to screw up. First, though, you can use whatever pie crust you want. Buy a frozen crust, roll-out a crust, or use my favorite, the pat-a-pan-pie crust, which is homemade and takes literally 5 minutes.
Use rolled oats, ignore the baking powder in the photo, you do not need baking powder. Just start out with regular oats.
Brown sugar vs. white sugar: I have used both and, honestly, I struggle to tell the difference. So my best advice is to use whatever sugar you have on hand. I would typically tell you that brown sugar has a deeper, rich flavor profile but this pie is already so rich and deep that I think the sugar's flavor is more muted. So whether you use brown or white, it doesn't really matter.
Try to use larger eggs. If you're eggs are super small store-bought eggs then add an extra egg. But if they are mediumish or large, you are good using two.
Corn syrup and pancake syrup is a perfect combination in this pie, but if I had access to King Syrup, I'd probably ditch the corn syrup and use a blend of pancake syrup (which already contains a lot of corn syrup) and King Syrup.
As far as the cinnmon goes, this is what really makes this pie shine. And I am fine with a LOT of cinnamon. Some people aren't. But I think 3 or 4 tablespoons is probably good for most people. If I'm making the pie for just me, I might go with 5 tablespoons or even a scant quarter cup. As you can tell, I LOVE cinnamon!
So, with this pie you can amazing burst and blend of cinnamon. There are other versions of oatmeal pie out there, some with oatmeal, chocolate, and even peanut butter. I'll post those variations another day! But bake this pie for about an hour at 350 and it'll be golden and done.
Store leftovers in an airtight container. Really, this pie tastes better a day or two after it is baked because the oats have time to really soak up the flavors around them.
🖨️ Full Recipe
Amish Oatmeal Cinnamon Pie
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- ½ cup one stick unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup dark corn syrup
- ½ cup pancake syrup
- 4 tablespoons cinnamon
- 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.