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Pecan Pie Recipe without the Pecans

Updated on March 14, 2011

A Recipe for Oatmeal Pie (Tastes Just Like Pecan Pie)

Just before the holidays, a friend was complaining how she hadn't eaten Pecan Pie in 30 years because she had discovered she was allergic to pecans. I asked her if she had ever tried Oatmeal Pie. She had never heard of it. Funny enough, most people I ask have never heard of it.

Oatmeal Pie is something I discovered years ago while attending a weekly weightloss group meeting. We were learning ways to take some of the fat out of recipes. Pecans are loaded with fat (78.5 grams of fat per cup!). Uncooked oatmeal gives the pie the look and texture of the pecans without the fat.

Hopefully, this recipe will allow my friend, and many others, to enjoy the taste they love without worrying about the extra fat, or in her case, a severe allergic reaction!

I hope you enjoy it!

KCC's Oatmeal Pie


2 eggs, slightly beaten

2/3 cup butter or margarine

2/3 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

2/3 cup white corn syrup (like Karo)

2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 uncooked pie shell

Mix all of the ingredients and pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Start watching the pie at around 30 minutes.  The crust tends to want to burn before the inside seems solidified enough.  If you want to shield the crust, it wouldn't be a bad idea on this recipe.  You know it's done when the top seems solid and it may also start to crack.


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      db 5 years ago

      Is the oatmeal "regular" or "quick cooking"???

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      djgrannie 6 years ago

      I have been looking for this recipe for a couple of years. I used to make it all the time then lost it. It is so mind bogggling delicious. Thank God for the internet which I have been looking for for years too. lol Try it you will Love it.

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Oh yeah, I'm there! Pecans are so expensive too. I love to bake pecan pie. Can't wait to try this new twist as my family will get the richness without the fat, and oatmeal is so good for you, too.

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      I made this recipe yesterday for my family and they loved it. I had been using my oven at 375 degrees before putting the pie in. It really cooked the crust a bit too fast in those beginning minutes until the oven cooled to the 350 it should be. I ended up lowering the cooking time to adjust for it. You may have to monitor this pie according to your oven. I would check it at 30 minutes and then every five minutes after that.

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      It's great! Let me know how it turns out for you. I used to make a lot. It's a nice alternative.

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      rongould 8 years ago

      I'm going to have to try making this. I love pecan pie and would like to find something that tastes the same for when I'm out of pecans in the kitchen. Sounds yummy!