Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pie Anyone?

For the second year in a row, I'll not be fixing any turkey or sweet potatoes for our Thanksgiving dinner. This year we'll travel a few hours to celebrate with my family and last year we celebrated with my Man's family. The year before that, we were with my family where we experienced a bit of painful drama, or rather my Uncle John did {more on that here}.

In the absence of turkey roasting, I am going to contribute a pie or two to the feast. One of our gang's favorite pies of the last year which we discovered on a visit to the Amish country is called Oatmeal Pie, it's kind of like a pecan pie except instead of pecans you add oatmeal. Since my Ant Sab has a nut allergy it (if it turns out ok) should be just the thing.

It's a very simple pie to make and often even the kids give me a hand with the filling.

Here's what you need:

Oatmeal Pie
{Printable Recipe Here}
1 pie crust (for a single layer crust)
1/4 cup melted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup oatmeal
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup water

Here's what you do:

Place the pie crust in to the pie plate. Prick it gently with a fork a few times on the bottom to prevent blisters on the bottom of the pie.

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the rest of the ingredients.

Now your ready to pour into the crust.

You could pop it into the oven at this point and bake at 350˚ for about 30 minutes...
OR you could dress it up a bit, it is Thanksgiving dinner and all.

Gather the extra pie dough and roll it together and take a cookie cutter to it just like you'd do for sugar cookies.

Then, float the pie dough cut outs on top of the pie filling...

NOW pop your pretty pie into the oven for 30 minutes at 350˚...

Serve with ice cream, or whipped topping, or real live whipped cream. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

{The other pie I'm making is an Apple Cranberry Pie found here}

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