Then I remembered the small pie pans that I discovered at a yard sale. So, we did share one (the Amish pie was delicious) and the other three are in the freezer . . . and so far I’ve resisted temptation.
Although I found several varieties for oatmeal pie, this is the one I settled on; others used lots more butter. It is somewhat reminiscent of a pecan pie but not as rich. It would be good with ice cream or whipped cream but we ate it plain, warm out of the oven!
Amish-style Oatmeal Walnut Pie Makes 4 small (5”) diameter pie pan or one 9” - 10” pie
|Instead of using a standard pie crust,|
I made four small ones.
¾ cup light corn syrup
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup milk (I used almond milk)
¼ cup (½ stick) butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup regular (old-fashioned) oats (quick-cooking would work, too)
½ cup walnut pieces
Prepared pie crust (9”-10” or use 4 small pie pans)
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the syrup, brown sugar, milk, butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir in oats and nuts.
|Oats and nuts are ready to be stirred into the batter.|
3. Pour into prepared crust and secure strips of foil around the edge of the crusts to avoid overbrowning.
|To avoid a potential oven mess, I placed the pies on a baking sheet. |
Two of the four pies are secured with foil strips.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes; remove foil strips. Continue to bake another 20 minutes for smaller pies (about 30 more minutes for full sized pie) or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
5. Cool on wire rack.