Sunday, March 22, 2009

Oatmeal Pie

I really really really have a problem. I only want to eat pie. We finished the berry brandy pie, it's time for a new one. I have a whole bunch of pies lined up after this. Help! I need pie-therapy! Are you guys still going to read my site if every other recipe is for pie? I keep justifying my pie-obsession by telling myself that I need to test out recipes for pies I'm going to serve at the wedding. We're having pies instead of cake, since I'm doing it myself and pies won't go stale if I bake them beforehand. But really, who am I kidding, I won't be serving oatmeal pie at my wedding. Will I?This is a good pie. It is similar to a pecan pie, but with oats instead of pecans. This pie tastes like a delicious oatmeal cookie with a delicious brown sugar custard inside. Yum.

Oatmeal pie crust Adapted from recipe found on Baking Obsession.

1/2 c brown sugar (packed)
1 c gf rolled oats
1 c flour mix
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t xanthan gum
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T flax meal (ground flaxseed)
1 stick butter, melted
1 t vanillaCombine everything except the butter and vanilla, stir to mix. Add butter and vanilla, stir to combine. Press into a lightly greased pie pan and freeze for half an hour. Preheat oven to 325. Bake oatmeal crust 20 minutes.

Oatmeal Pie
This is adapted from a recipe found in a book I originally bought just for the pictures- Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia Adams. I was planning on cutting them out and framing them, since the book was $1 and didn't seem terribly interesting. I was wrong. This is a wonderful cookbook with a lot of interesting recipes. Unfortunately, it is out of print.

1 oatmeal pie crust, prebaked (see above, or use my favorite almond tart crust, or your choice of crusts, prebaked)
4 eggs
3/4 c sugar
2 T flour mix
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1/2 c maple syrup
1/2 c corn syrup
2 T butter, melted
1 t vanilla
1 c gf rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs well, then add sugar, flour mix, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine, then add maple syrup, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Fold in oats, pour into prepared pie crust and bake 45 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

7 comments:

  1. My gosh that sounds so good!

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  2. this looks delicious! i might just try making this (;

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  3. Mmm, that looks so so so yummy!! I've never had oatmeal pie, but I think I'll have to try it =D!

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  4. I would still read your blog if you posted nothing but pies. Keep 'em coming!

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  5. That is SERIOUSLY one of my favorite cookbooks Jill!! ;-) I LOVE oatmeal pie! I've eaten pies like that since I was a little girl!! Thanks for the good memories and inspiration!! Great pics! I want a slice!!

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  6. Wow that looks amazing, I eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast but never seen anyone make a pie out of it.

    I love the idea!

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  7. Bring on the pie baby! Yum, that pie looks seriously good!
    ~ingrid

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