Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Civil War Oatmeal Pie

This 6 weeks at Coop we are learning about the Civil War and I am helping the teacher of Lexi's class with some extras. So a few 
weeks ago I started searching for some snack ideas and I ran across this one. I was very unsure if this would be any good to be honest but there was some history behind the reason this pie was created.

In the South pecans where in very short supply. More than likely because all the trees had to be supplied for other things (forts). Because of the pecan shortage this pie was created to be a foe pecan pie. 

The recipe is super easy and Lexi and I made 4 of them in less than 10 minutes (besides cooking time). 

1 - 9 inch pie crust
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tbs flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup quick cook oatmeal

Preheat your oven to 350

Beat eggs until you have bubbles and combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt into the bowl and mix well. 

Add the corn syrup, butter and vanilla and mix well. 

Finally add the oatmeal. 

Now you may pour into the pie shell and cook for 45 - 50 minutes.

This pie is excellent. I actually plan to make these again for Thanksgiving. This was a great new favorite for my family because I actually love Pecan Pie but Kyle can't have nuts and Kevin just doesn't like them so I never make Pecan Pie. What a great recipe to have that is similar in taste! This is a great fall recipe. I actually think I will play around with this recipe and add apples oh and my husband said next time we needed some vanilla ice cream on the side too!

Totally a great pie! The kids enjoyed it at coop and my family wants more so total win!



  1. This sounds awesome!! We're going to have to try this really soon!!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I pinned this to my Civil War Pinterest board.

  3. looks good and easy enough to make. perhaps we should make it this afternoon. :)


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