Old-Fashion Oatmeal Pie

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This great pie recipe goes back over 100 years. The recipe came from my grandmother's grandmother who was living in Charleston, South Carolina during the 1860's. Family history has it, that during the Civil War, since pecans were in short supply in the South, oatmeal was substituted for the traditional pecan pie and the results were astonishing. Now served at every family gathering since that time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat eggs until frothy.
  3. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Add eggs; mix well.
  5. Add corn syrup, melted butter, and vanilla.
  6. Mix oatmeal.
  7. Pour into uncooked shell.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Easy and tastes wonderful. If anyone reading this is from Eastern PA, (Lehigh Valley Area), this tastes like Moravian Coffee Cake, but in a pie form with extra moistness. I will definitely be making this again.

TheDancingCook January 18, 2002

Yummy... I made this for my family yesterday. They loved it. When you cut into this pie it's ooey gooey (if that's a word)..lol. So nice and moist with a wonderful texture. Surely this is a 'keeper' in my recipe file. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

luvmybge April 29, 2002

This pie was excellent. I served it to my sister and brother-in-law over the past weekend, and they raved about it. We put homemade ice cream on top of a piece of pie and it was delicious. I think the "insides" turned out a bit more runny than they are supposed to. I think the problem may have been that I didn't beat the eggs long enough. Nevertheless, I will definitely make this one again! It's a keeper!

Lubie January 13, 2003

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