Comforting Amish Oatmeal Pie that tastes remarkably like pecan pie. Brown sugar gives a deep, rich flavor to this sweet, simple pie that is a favorite Amish country recipe. If you like pies, also try our sour cherry pie and buttermilk pie!
Oatmeal Pie Recipe
Have you ever heard of Amish Oatmeal Pie? Evidently during the Civil War, pecans were in short supply in the South, making them very expensive. People would substitute oatmeal for the pecans, resulting in this delicious oatmeal pie that tastes similar to a pecan pie. I’ve only had pecan pie a handful of times in my life and I actually prefer this oatmeal pie over pecan pie. This recipe, however, doesn’t come from a Southern cookbook, but from my Amish cookbook. I’m sure both know how to make a good pie!
This sweet pie bakes up soft and gooey. Every bite brought a different food to mind. A bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar. A cinnamon roll. Oatmeal Cookies. Pecan pie. Oatmeal is one of those versatile ingredients that is in so many comfort foods of ours. And this pie is one of my new favorites.
How to Make Oatmeal Pie
You’ll start with an unbaked pie shell. You’ll find our favorite recipe here, but if you’d like a shortcut, use store-bought pie dough. If you make our recipe, only make half of it since you’ll just be needing a single crust.
Next comes the filling. This is one of the easiest pie fillings you’ll come across: 3 beaten eggs, 2 tablespoons softened butter, 2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 2/3 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup white sugar, and 1 cup of Domino® Pourable Light Brown Sugar. The brown sugar is what gives this pie an unbelievable taste.
Mix all of the ingredients and pour them into the unbaked pie shell. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 45-50 minutes. The center of the pie should look fully cooked and not seem “jiggly”.The pie will come out soft, but not so soft that it can’t be cut into slices. As you can see from the picture, there will be just a little bit of syrup that oozes out…perfect for spooning over a scoop of ice cream. And the ice cream is a must!
Other Oatmeal Recipes
Tools to Make This Pie
- Pastry Cutter: I use this tool all the time. It cuts butter into flour perfectly for streusels, crusts and other pastries.
- Pastry Mat: This silicone mat keeps your cupboard clean and makes rolling out pastries so easy.
- Cute Pie Plate: Because if you’re taking the time to make pie, serve it up in style!
- Pie Crust Decorator Wheel: Makes beautiful edges to your pie!
- Pastry Guide: Makes perfectly round crust, every time.
- Crimped Cutter: To make beautiful lattice crusts!
- Pie Carrier: To transport your pies easily!
Amish Oatmeal Pie
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 2/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 single unbaked pie shell
- Ice cream optional
- In a medium bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into an unbaked pie shell.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until the pie is cooked through.
- Serve warm with ice cream.