Friday, January 21, 2011

Oatmeal Pecan Pie

The first time I had this pie was at my mother in laws house. It was so good. The second time I had it, she didn't put nuts in it. I asked her if the pie was supposed to have it and she said she never makes it that way. Ok, so my memory isn't great all the time but I know nuts and I KNOW they were in there. I don't think I ever saw the pie made with nuts again but I was determined to figure it out. After she passed away I decided to check out some church lady cookbooks to find an oatmeal pie recipe that called for nuts. Sure enough I found one. Guess who's name was on it? Yep, my mother in law Pat! So yeah it called for nuts! I don't make it real often but when I do I put the nuts in it and add extra on top! Miss you Pat, LOVE the pie!

Oatmeal Pecan Pie

1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup quick oatmeal
1/4 cup pecans (and some halves for decoration)
1 - 9" unbaked pie shell

Mix together butter, sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla.  Add remaining ingredients in the order given.  Mix well.  Pour into unbaked pie shell. Add pecan halves on top for decoration. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.  Cool and serve with whipped topping or ice cream.


11 comments:

  1. This looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for linking up on my facebook page! :)

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  2. G'day! LOVE pecan pie, TRUE!
    Have MANY wonderful childhood memories of it and yours with Oatmeal looks VERY healthy today too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  3. Yes, I am sure the addition of oatmeal makes this a good excuse to eat! (wink wink!)

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  4. I LOVE the story of how you finally found your MIL's recipe, and I LOVE the recipe!! PINNED! :)

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I still laugh about the nuts when I make this recipe.

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  5. Looks Great Hope I get to try it.Love the story,I swear My Mother in Law did something similar to me.She had made a Strawberry pudding..Like Banana pudding..When I asked the next year for it she said I never made that before.lol..Sometime later she told me she found the recipe.

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  6. Jenny, it sounds soooo good! PIE is my favorite thing about fall....and I'm pinning this one! :) Saw it featured at Foodie Friends Friday Host Favorites. :)

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

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  7. I'm a big pecan pie fan, love this. Pinning and sharing this weekend.

    Thanks Jenny,
    Joanne

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  8. Dear Jennie, Pecan Pie is huge holiday favorite in my house. This looks so delicious. I can hardly wait for the holidays now! Stop by soon, I'm hosting a giveaway this weekend and would love for you to be a part of it. Blessings, Catherine

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  9. G'day! Love the combination Jenny, true!
    Could I have a slice of this right now to go? Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

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  10. Funny little story! Cant wait to try. I have a cat named pat my middle name Patricia. Lol
    thanks for sharing

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