Longtime readers of the column are familiar with this oldie but goodie: Amish oatmeal pie. It's a simple confection that masquerades as a pecan pie. Has the texture and look of a pecan pie, with no pecans. And hint: it tastes better the next day as the oats have a chance to really soak in the flavors around them. Yum! Doesn't this look delicious?
Here is the recipe, first for the crust and then the pie:
Amish Pat-A-Pan Pie Crust
1 ½ cups of flour
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons cold milk
Place the flour, sugar, and salt in the pie pan and mix with fingertips until evenly blended. In a measuring cup combine the oil and milk and beat until creamy. Pour all at once over the flour mixture. Mix with a fork until the flour mixture is completely moistened. Pat the dough with your fingers, first at the sides of the plate and then across the bottom. Flute the edges. Shell is now ready to be filled. If you are preparing a shell to fill later or your recipe requires a prebaked crust, preheat oven to 425. Prick the surface of the pastry with a fork and bake 15 minutes. Check often and prick more if needed.
- ½ c. (one stick) unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ c. firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ c. light corn syrup (could use brown rice syrup or agave)
- ¾ c. rolled oats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Follow the Nothing-in-the-House pie crust recipe (halved, as only a bottom crust is needed), roll out chilled 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.
This looks good, has anyone made it ? I have never had an oatmeal pie....but I love the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cakes tho.....would love to hear from someone whom has made this and what they thought about it....
Oh,, it looks so delicious. That nice golden crust. mmmmm!
How about a glass of milk and a slice of that for breakfast?
It is oatmeal after all - so it must be good for you - yes?
Have beeb making this pie for my husband for several years now, once the cost of pecans became so prohibitive. He loves oats in any kind of recipe and frequently asks for his 'poor man's pecan pie'. Not a problem for me to take care of his sweet tooth. Try and think you will agree!
I am tickled pink there is a nutless pecan pie recipe! My daughter has severe, life threatening allergies and so I make nearly all of our food. With the egg replacer, I even bake too. I have made a few of the Amish Cook recipes and can't wait to make this one too (maybe this weekend 🙂 )
I had oatmeal pie in a small town in Indiana several years ago. loved it. have looked for a recipe ever since so glad to have found it cant wait to make it and enjoy
Thanks for stopping by, Ray. I love oatmeal pie! Do you remember where you had it?
I like the oatmeal pie which I have also turned to when I saw how the price of pecans has escalated in the past couple of years. I made a chocolate chess pie today and was pretty impressed with it. I have heard it referred to as Poor Man's Pecan Pie or Faux pecan pie.
Yea, you really could probably fool some people with oatmeal pie, it really resembles pecan so strongly without the pecan price!
Sounds like the English pie called Treacle Tart. In an unbaked pie shell you put a can of Lyles Golden Syrup and top with 1/2 cup oats and 2 tsp lemon juice. 25 minutes in a 400 degree oven and you will enjoy.
With Pecans being so expensive, oatmeal pie is a great alternative and I have been baking these pies for years! If you love pecan pie as much as I do, then this pie is a go to when you want the flavor of pecan pie but cannot afford the expense of buying the pecans! I sneak in a few chopped walnuts just to give it a more "nutty" flavor.
Sandra - Good advice on the adding some walnuts, I do know some Amish cooks who do do just that. this is a super, super pie!
I love oatmeal pie. It is so easy. My husband loved it. Also loved the pictures from the walk you and your wife took. So pretty.
Always good to hear from you, Rebecca, hope you are doing well!
what size pie pan?
I usually use a 9"...8 will work, you'll just get a thicker pie, 9 is about perfect