Desserts/ Recipes

Amish Oatmeal Pie

A green antique plate is sitting on a weathered wood back drop with a slice of Amish Oatmeal Pie on the plate. A bronze fork has a bite sized portion of the pie on it and is resting on the plate.

 

Granny’s Oatmeal Pie

The wind whistled through the pine trees and a cascade of yellow, orange, and red leaves fell from the noble tree sentinels that stood watch down the old dusty road in Cherokee County Oklahoma.

As the chilly breath of Autumn wafted through the field, I thought I could just catch a whiff of Granny’s Amish Oatmeal Pie cooling on the windowsill.

A horse nickered and cows quietly lowed in the pasture as puffy white clouds drifted lazily down the sapphire blue expanse of the sky.


Just across the hay field and over the tops of the freshly baled hay, I could see Granny’s house and knew she was baking something delicious.

I made my way down the dirt road and across the pasture that lead to Granny’s back door; sure enough, the warm and comforting aroma of Amish Oatmeal Pie wafted from her kitchen.

The first time I ever heard of or tasted Granny’s Oatmeal Pie was when some of her friends came over for Thanksgiving dinner and one of them couldn’t eat pecans.

Now, you have to know how important Granny’s famous Pecan Pie is in our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

However, that year her friend was coming and couldn’t eat the pecans so she created this Amish Oatmeal Pie for them to enjoy, and it was a big success!

 

An antique mint green pie plate holds one slice of Amish Oatmeal Pie with a bronze colored fork on the upper back of the plate. The plate is sitting on a weathered wood back drop.

 

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pie

Before you wonder –ย  no, we are not Amish. Granny has called this Oatmeal Pie a few things over the years, including Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie and Amish Shoo Fly Pie.

Maybe she saw a similar pie in a magazine (she sure loves her magazines!) or perhaps she fancied the “Amish Oatmeal Pie” title because she dearly loves reading books about the Amish way of life.

Whatever the case, this Oatmeal Pie is absolutely wonderful!

The taste and texture of this Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie is very similar to that of a Pecan Pie – except there’s no nuts so if you have a nut allergy, you can still enjoy it!

Filled with brown sugar, oats, and shredded coconut, Amish Shoo-Fly Pie will delight even the pickiest of eaters – I know this from personal experience. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, one little side note, you see that antique green plate in the photo below? That belonged to my Granny’s mother. Now isn’t that special?!

 

A green antique plate is sitting on a weathered wood back drop with a slice of Amish Oatmeal Pie on the plate. A bronze fork has a bite sized portion of the pie on it and is resting on the plate.

 

How to Make Amish Oatmeal Pie

In a medium sized mixing bowl, crack two eggs (white or brown) and beat them well with a whisk.

You’ll want to beat these eggs until they are completely blended together.

 

A clear glass bowl sits on a black counter top with two well beaten eggs inside. A hand written recipe is visible on the right hand side of the bowl.

 

Ingredients for Amish Oatmeal Pie

Once your eggs are beaten, add in 2/3 cup of white granulated sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar.

Now, you might be thinking to yourself “that is a mighty heap of sugar!” yes, yes indeed it is.

If it bothers you to consume so much sugar, just tell yourself that you are sweetening your attitude. That’s what my Granny always says.

 

A small, clear glass bowl with beaten and raw egg, white granulated sugar, and brown sugar in it. The bowl is sitting on a black granite counter top and a hand written recipe is placed on the right hand side of the bowl.

Making Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pie

Once your eggs are beaten and the white and brown sugar has been added, add in 2/3 cup of uncooked oatmeal and 2/3 cup of shredded coconut.

You can use any type of oatmeal you prefer or have on hand – I had rolled oats on hand so that’s what I used.

 

A small, glass mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, uncooked oatmeal, shredded coconut, brown sugar, and granulated white sugar in the bowl. The bowl is sitting on a black granite counter top with a hand written recipe to the right of the bowl.

 

Amish Shoo-Fly Pie

Now you’ll add in your final ingredients, 2 teaspoons of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup of evaporated milk.

Y’all, when I say to add butter, I mean real butter! Don’t use any of that fake, plastic stuff! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

A small, glass mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, uncooked oatmeal, shredded coconut, brown sugar, vanilla, melted butter, and granulated white sugar in the bowl. The bowl is sitting on a black granite counter top with a hand written recipe to the right of the bowl.

 

Oatmeal Pie

Stir all of the ingredients in the mixing bowl until the ingredients are well combined.

Be sure to scrape the bottom of the mixing bowl to make sure all of the sugar gets blended in well.

 

A small, clear glass mixing bowl with mixed up Amish Pie filling with a white spoon inside. The bowl is sitting on a black counter top with a hand written recipe to the right of the bowl.

 

Easy Pie Crust for Oatmeal Pie

You can always make your own pie crust if you like, but Granny always used frozen pie crust and today I carry on that time honored tradition. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Take one deep dish pie crust out of the freezer (don’t thaw or bake beforehand) and get ready to pour your Amish Pie filling inside.

Oh, see that hand written recipe to the right of that pie crust? That is written in my Granny’s own beautiful hand writing and I will treasure it forever!

 

A frozen, unbaked deep dish pie crust sitting on a black granite counter top with a hand written recipe to the right hand side.

 

Classic Amish Oatmeal Pie Recipe

Pour the Amish Oatmeal Pie filling into the pie crust and get ready to bake it!

I love making this pie because it’s so fast and easy – not to mention delicious!

 

A frozen, unbaked deep dish pie crust sitting on a black granite counter top filled with Amish Oatmeal Pie with a handwritten recipe placed to the right side of it.

 

How to Prevent Your Pie Crust from Burning

If you have a pie crust saver like I’m using in the photo below, place it over the top of the pie to prevent the crust from burning.

If you don’t have a pie crust saver, cut some strips of foil into 1/2 inch wide strips and fold them over the edges of the pie crust to prevent the crust from burning while the pie cooks.

 

An unbaked Amish Oatmeal Pie sitting on a black granite counter top with a silver pie crust saver over the top. A handwritten recipe is placed to the right hand side of the pie.

 

How to Bake an Amish Oatmeal Pie

Place the Oatmeal Pie in the oven and bake it at 350F for 30-40 minutes.

I was only cooking one pie the day I made this one so I used my convection oven to cook it in.

Using a convection oven can save space in your larger oven if you’re baking several dishes at once.

 

An unbaked Amish Oatmeal Pie with a silver pie crust saver over the top and placed in a silver oven.

 

The Perfect Amish Oatmeal Pie Recipe

Once the cooking time is up, remove the pie from the oven and insert a tooth pick in the middle and various places on the top of the pie to see if it comes out clean.

If the toothpick comes out clean, and the pie isn’t too jiggly, then it is ready to go! If not, cook it an additional 5-10 minutes.

 

A baked Amish Oatmeal Pie sitting on a white stove top.

 

Classic Oatmeal Pie

Once the pie has cooled completely, cut it into slices and serve it up to your friends and family for them to enjoy.

If you love ice cream, this Oatmeal Pie tastes great with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

My Granny has always been a fan of ice cream and pie – or cake and ice cream. Really any excuse for her to eat ice cream is fine by her. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

A green antique plate is sitting on a weathered wood back drop with a slice of Amish Oatmeal Pie on the plate. A bronze fork has a bite sized portion of the pie on it and is resting on the plate.

 

Perfect Holiday Pie

If you’ve been searching for the perfect pie for your Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, I can assure you that this Amish Oatmeal Pie will be a crowd pleaser.

I served up this Oatmeal Pie to some of the pickiest eaters I have and it was met with a round of approval and requests for more.

Even my husband who isn’t a big fan of coconut absolutely loved this pie and ate half – yes I said half of the pie all by himself! Now if that isn’t a glowing endorsement, I don’t know what is.

 

A slice of hot Amish Oatmeal Pie rests on an antique, mint green pie plate and the plate is sitting on a board backdrop.

 

I hope you have enjoyed your time in my kitchen today and I hope you will come back soon for some more great Holiday recipes!

Thank you for allowing me to share some treasured memories with you today and for allowing me to take you for a walk with me down memory lane.

Happy Holidays!

-Amy

 

 

 

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Amish Oatmeal Pie

An Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie that is similar in taste and texture to a Pecan Pie but completely nut free! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Amish Oatmeal Pie, Oatmeal Pie, Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal any kind
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl until completely blended.

  2. Combine all other ingredients in the mixing bowl with the eggs and stir well.

  3. Pour the mixture into a frozen deep dish pie crust.

  4. Place a pie crust saver (or strips of foil) over the edge of the pie crust to prevent burning.

  5. Place in the oven and bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.

  6. Serve hot and enjoy! 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    November 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I really enjoyed the back story and history of y our pie, you are a great story teller! I can’t wait to make this pie,it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      November 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much Miz Helen! I hope you love this Amish Oatmeal Pie as much as we do! My husband is already asking (aka begging) for another one – looks like we’ll be having more around here soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 13, 2018 at 9:06 am

    This looks so good! I’ve never heard of anything like this – Pinned!! Going to try it this weekend! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a great week and hope to see you again next week.

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    Julia
    November 13, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I can’t remember ever having a pie with oatmeal in it. I want to try it soon because it looks so delicious!

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