Ok, which of you empty nesters like pie?  C’mon, don’t be shy to admit it.  Even if you aren’t an empty nester, I bet you like pie!  They are one of the easiest things to bake and the easiest to disappear around our house!   That’s why I don’t bake it very often.  Mister is the master baker 🙂

Before this one famous (around these parts) family restaurant closed down, we discovered a pie they made that was soooo good – so good they weren’t sharing the recipe.  🙁  So I looked it up online to see if I could find one and see how close it would be to what we ate at the restaurant.  I found a few and we tested them out.  I am sharing the one that Mister makes the most often and seems to be the favorite at our family potlucks.  It is called Amish Oatmeal Pie and is pretty healthy (altho I don’t have the nutritional value for it).

First the ingredients –

1 1/2 cups milk

3 eggs, lightly beaten

3 T butter or margarine, melted

2/3 cup rolled oats

1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar

2/3 cup flaked coconut plus additional for topping

1  9 or 10 inch, deep pie shell, unbaked

Note:  We use butter, not margarine and light brown sugar, not dark.


Here are the easy peasy directions –

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Combine milk, eggs, oats, butter, brown sugar and coconut in a large bowl.  Mix thoroughly with a wire whisk.  Pour into pie shell and sprinkle with additional coconut.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for additional 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Good warm or chilled.

Sometimes we have vanilla ice cream with it and other times, cool whip.

I will have to take a picture of it the next time Mister makes it.  Or if you make it, post a picture of yours.

Oh…and I didn’t answer my own question…these two empty nesters like pie!

Empty Nesters Like Pie


Bon Appetit!



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