Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This shell is simplicity itself. Make your own oat flour by spinning oatmeal in a coffee grinder. I served Ratatouille Walnut Tart, a great Recipezaar recipe, in this shell.


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease pan with your favorite oil.
  2. Mix flour and hot water. Press mixture into pie pan. It will be quite sticky, but a little oil on your fingers will allow you to spread the dough around the pan.
  3. Prick with fork all over. Bake 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

WOW, this is a fantastic recipe!!!! It works like a charm, comes together in nearly no time (even if you make your own oatflour like I did) and tastes sooooooo good! Luved the soft texture this had in the middle of the pie and the lovely crunchy crust it made. I too had to double the recipe to fit a 7 1/2 inch pie plate. I will definitely make this over and over again! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us! Made and reviewed for The Undercover Event in the Photo Forum June 2010.

Lalaloula June 01, 2010

I had to double this recipe to fit a 9-1/2 inch pie plate. I used it as the crust for a quiche, and while it has no flavor of its own, it does work as a crust. I think it could be made better with some salt and a little oil. Definitely worth working on.

emily hauer March 17, 2006