Oatmeal Pie with ice cream on top

Oatmeal Pie

With a flaky crust and a gooey, slightly chewy filling, this Oatmeal Pie is so good (and easy!) that you’ll make it again and again!

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slice of oatmeal pie with ice cream melting on top

A couple months ago, we took the girls out for breakfast at a diner in a nearby town. We had the best time and enjoyed taking in all aspects of this small town staple. Perhaps my favorite part of the diner was the “Honor Wall” with hundreds of signatures from veterans who have dined there. The patriotism in small town, USA always gives me the feels.

And the food and service was delicious! We had a great conversation with the owners and they told us we must come back sometime to try the Oatmeal Pie. I’d never heard of such a thing, but was curious and came back a couple days later to get a slice. Didn’t take me long to realize that I’d been missing out big time!

oatmeal pie on a wooden plate with a fork next to it

The History of Oatmeal Pie

It’s said that Oatmeal Pie was created back during the Civil War. Though pecan pie was popular, the price of pecans was too high for many families to afford so oatmeal was used in instead. I’ve read that back in the day, sorghum or molasses would have been used (rather than the corn syrup), but is not as common nowadays.

Ingredients Needed

  • Pie Crust – I use the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust for convenience, however, you could certainly make a homemade pie crust instead
  • Eggs – I use Grade A Large eggs in my recipes
  • Dark Corn Syrup – Regular light corn syrup would work find too, I just like the added depth of flavor in the dark corn syrup
  • Brown Sugar – Light or dark will do
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Quick Cooking Oats
ingredients used in oatmeal pie

Oatmeal Pie is SO easy to make!

Since this pie starts with a refrigerated pie crust, it’s really super simple. You’ll roll the pie crust out into the pan and flute the edges. Then, you’ll whisk the eggs until frothy in a large bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer. The rest of the ingredients are then added and poured into the unbaked pie crust.

The oatmeal pie will be done with the center doesn’t have any “jiggle” when the pie plate is gently tugged at. The pie will set up more as it cools, but you want to be sure that middle is cooked through before removing from the oven.

Does Oatmeal Pie Need to be Refrigerated?

Once the pie is cooked and cooled, it does need to be refrigerated. Just a like a pecan pie or other pies with an egg-based filling, it’s important to keep it refrigerated. It’ll stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days….if it lasts that long! 😉

closeup of a fork with a bite of oatmeal pie and ice cream on top

Other Favorite Pie Recipes

Blueberry Custard Pie – Quite possibly my all-time favorite pie! It has a crispy crust and is full of juicy blueberries, a simple custard and the most delicious crumb topping.

Pumpkin Streusel Pie – When you can’t decide between a pie or a crisp, you choose this pie that has components of each, which makes for the most tasty fall dessert!

Grasshopper Pie – This no-bake pie is as easy as it gets! With just a handful of ingredients, this refreshing pie is minty perfection!!

slice of oatmeal pie with vanilla bean ice cream on top

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Oatmeal Pie with ice cream on top

Oatmeal Pie

With a flaky crust and a gooey, slightly chewy oatmeal filling, this Oatmeal Pie is so good (and easy!) that you'll make it again and again!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c dark corn syrup
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c quick cooking oats


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Unroll the pie crust into the pie plate (or make a homemade crust) and flute the edges or crimp decoratively as desired; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the eggs and whisk until foamy.
  • Add the corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla, salt and cinnamon; mix well.
  • Stir in the oatmeal.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center of the pie is set (there should be very little jiggle in the center).
  • Let cool for a few hours, or until the pie has set up.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.
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