Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie – and “They”

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So today something cool happened. Alright, actually several cool things happened but I’m gonna focus on one here because if I took the time to write about every little detail in my life that I felt was cool or neat or served as evidence to enforce my view that the world is mostly a good place full of good people, y’all would just have to clock in each morning by 5:00 AM and hang in there with me til I ran out of wind around midnight - And Repeat next day :) 

So I checked in on twitter and I saw a wonderful tweet from Charlie Daniels, so I retweeted it. Then I got to working in the kitchen and cranked up some CDB while I was cooking. I tweeted about that, too. Cool thing is, I heard back  “Bet you’re cooking something good” from Charlie Daniels himself!

As a girl I used to listen to his fiddle playing, begging my dad to play Devil Went Down To Georgia over and over again. When I took up classic violin in middle school I had visions of playing like him one day. The fact that I never got much beyond The Old Gray Goose is entirely beside the point… 

I called my mother and said “Guess who just talked to me on twitter? Charlie Daniels!” 

She replied, “Really? Now you know They say he’s just the nicest man.

I held in my chuckle. We do that a lot around here, talk about “They” say this or that.

“They” is a group of people that just about everyone I know has. “They” apparently get together frequently to discuss current events, recipes, people, and raising your kids.

I’ve spent my life hearing:  They say you should (insert should here)… They say this really tastes good…and when it comes to people “They say Charlie Daniels is the nicest man”

So I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who happens to be in our group of They”. There are all sorts of “They” groups and I’m so thankful that the “They’s” in our lives are the kind that say nice things about people. :0)

If your group of “They” is like that, They say you should let them know how much they are appreciated! 

And now, On to the Pie! 

Okay, kinda. I have something else to talk about first but I promise we’re getting a lot closer to the pie…

The famous Miss Fay's portrait is also with us in this photo!

So this past weekend, my mother and I ended up at the famous Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee with our friends Shannon Kozee and Tamera Alexander. I’m gonna talk more about Shannon in a future post. If Tamera’s name sounds familiar it is because she is a wonderful author of historic fiction. (You can check out her blog here. You can also get her latest book here, which Mama is reading now and I’m reading as my treat once I get done writing my second cookbook.)

Getting to meet her was a complete thrill for me because we’ve had some of those encounters with each other via internet that you know just can’t be coincidences. The first time I was made aware of her blog was when I got a notice that someone had blogged about me (it is an automated thing that sometimes works but most of the time doesn’t). I looked at the name and thought it sounded familiar but couldn’t quite place it. Then, a few days later, someone was giving a copy of my cookbook away on Twitter and again, her name. So this time I decided to do a little investigating and went to visit her blog. As I scrolled down I saw the cover of a book she had written – and that book was sitting beside my chair because I had just finished reading it. LIGHTBULB.

We exchanged a few emails and Tammy was always so encouraging and warm in hers. I was actually a little nervous about meeting her but she was even warmer in person! She absolutely exudes kindness and grace and is just one of those people you want to sit around and soak in for as long as possible. She also had perfect hair. ~sigh~ But I shall not covet…much.

While there, of course we had to have dessert. They had a new offering which immediately caught my attention: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie. Oh my goodness, how I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie! I had to get it.

When it came, I was not disappointed. Mama and I split the piece and it tasted like the ideal oatmeal cookie, hot from the oven (even thought it was served cold!) because the middle was nice and gooey with the richness of oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. I set to looking for the recipe the moment I got home.

I found one of the original postings of it on Sun Maid Raisin’s website, so I contacted Sun Maid raisins and they graciously gave me permission to share their wonderful recipe with you. I have to tell you my funny Sun Maid story though..

When I was going to New York to do the Today show a little over a year ago, I was scheduled to promote my book by making Lela’s Fried Peach Pies. The secret to Lela’s fried pies is, of course, the dried peaches. Whe you make pies with dried fruit instead of canned or even fresh, you get a much bigger punch of flavor. Well, I got a call from the food stylist in NYC to see if I could bring the dried peaches with me. It turns out, they are almost impossible to find in the big city! So I headed to the “big town” with three bags of Sun Maid dried peaches in my suitcase. I guess tha tmakes those pies “fancy” since they were made with fruit imported all the way from Alabama :) If you’d like to see that segment and my recipe for fried peach pies, click here, but come back because I wanna show you this pie, too!

Oooh yum, de pie! de Pie!

(that was supposed to be my impersonation of Tattoo in Fantasy Island, in case you didn’t recognize it)

To make this delicious pie, you’ll need: Raisins, Cinnamon, quick oats, corn syrup, salt, brown sugar, and a wee bit of melted butter and flour.

You’ll also need a pie shell.

The original recipe called for a graham cracker crust but I’m using my traditional mix-in-the-pan pie crust. You can click here if you’d like that recipe.

Place brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and melted butter in a bowl. Mix well with a large spoon.

Until it looks like this

Now add in all of your other ingredients and mix again.

So it looks like this.

See how easy that was? Easy as pie, right?

Thus the expression :)

Oh! I forgot to show you my bowl.

You’ve probably seen this one before but just in case it is a Pyrex Cinderella Bowl in Amish Butterprint blue.

Ain’t it purty?

Pour batter into uncooked pie shell.
Bake at 325 for 45-50 minutes or until just set in the center.
That means when you move it, the middle doesn’t jiggle.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving. I refrigerated mine to get it nice and cold. Wonderful served with whipped cream on top.

This pie is great to make on a weekend, cut into small slices, and keep in the fridge for dessert throughout the week!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie

Ingredients

  • 1-6-oz. graham cracker pie crust*
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 F.
  2. Beat together eggs, corn syrup, sugar and butter.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into crust. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and filling is "just set" in center.
  5. Allow to cool completely.
  6. *You can use a graham crust as suggested in the recipe or a store bought, unbaked pie shell of your choice. I'm using my unbaked Mix in Pan pie crust. Click here to get my Mix In Pan Pie Crust Recipe .
    Recipe printed with permission from Sun-Maid Raisins
http://www.southernplate.com/2012/02/oatmeal-raisin-pie-and-they-say.html

Once again I want to thank Sun Maid Raisins for being so sweet and gracious.
If you have time, head on over and say hi to them by clicking here to visit their Facebook page.

 

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Comments

  1. Pam says

    I just love your stories. “They” say you’re really nice too! Thanks for the recipe – looks yummy. FYI – I made Crispy Beef Casserole for my family (there are 3 of us) the other night and there was exactly one spooful left in the pan when we finished dinner. I love your recipes!

  2. Sandy says

    Hi Christy….Sandy checking in! I’ve read your post, but what I really have to say is about Mama. For sometime I just loved reading your posts when you talk about your Mama, or she does a guest post. Then I found and read your Mama’s Heritage Hints #1 and #2. I feel she is so connected to “Southern Plate”….it’s just an awesome feeling when you mention her, all straight from your heart. Hope you had a gret time in Nashville together.

  3. Denise Kuhn says

    My husband loves oatmeal raisin cookies too! I only had old fashioned oats, made it anyway. Just took it out of the oven. Looks good and will have it for desert tonight. I will refrigerate leftover pie.

  4. Gail Swann says

    When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. My hubby is a chocolate chip cookie guy, and I already had a CC cookie pie recipe for him. But I am an oatmeal raisin cookie fan. This pie was our dessert for last night’s supper. I have to say, you MADE our dinner complete! So yummy! My second piece was with my morning coffee today. What a great way to start the day. Thanks for all your great recipes and your stories (I too have some special “they” in my life!) :)

  5. Kathy says

    “They” really get around don’t they? “They” also say Charlie Daniels is a real gentleman too! The pie sounds homey and I’m looking forward to making one. Thanks for another great recipe. : )

  6. Lisa says

    I LOVE oatmeal cookies, but don’t like rasins at all. I’m going to try this without the raisins; hopefully it won’t affect the end result. (fingers crossed)

    I love another commenter’s idea about having a slice with her morning coffee. What a yummy way to start the day, and since there’s oatmeal in it (and eggs!), it’s healthy, right? ;-)

  7. Kimberly Case says

    Christy, I made this pie over the weekend…I wanted to make sure I baked t as long as I was supposed to….the filling is the consistency of a pecan pie. I’m presuming its because of the corn syrup, but I’m not sure…regardless, the pie tastes just like a oatmeal cookie, and its delicious!

  8. Liz says

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies, and my 3 year old (I can’t believe she’s 3 already, how do you ever get over them growing so fast?!) has decided she isn’t a fan of raisins, so I get to eat them all myself! And as all parents know, that’s a rare treat! I can’t wait to try this pie out. =)

  9. Kim says

    This looks delicious — I’m wondering how it would taste with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and pecans instead of the raisins. A friend’s mother used to make “cowboy cookies”, which were an oatmeal cookie with those ingredients. I have a feeling it would be fantastic!

  10. Summer says

    This kind of reminds me of “crack pie” that was all over the place a couple years ago. Sorry for the very un-PC name, but the creator named it not me! Lol. Anyway, I made this last weekend and it was amazing! Much better than “crack pie” because it’s not quite as rich. Still rich, but you don’t feel sick after eating a small piece. So delicious – thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  11. PATIKAKES says

    This looks like a great recipe. I’ll have to try it.

    As for the infamous “THEY”, I’ve always wondered who “SOMEBODY” was. Most of the time I’ve found that I’m “SOMEBODY” when it’s somebody has to do that, pick up that or make that. Where are these people? I need to know. Maybe some day “somebody” will tell me…..LOL

  12. Leigh G says

    My uncle is an oatmeal raisin junkie… I’m going to have to make this for him!! I’m sure he’ll tell me to thank you for posting this so, from my Uncle Mikey, thank you for posting this! :)

  13. says

    Thank you so much for posting this. I made it yesterday for Father’s Day, and my husband just loved it! It turned out perfectly, and now he’s after me to make a second pie for him to bring in to work, as a request from the guys he works with. They all saw the slice my husband brought in, and they want some, too. :D

  14. Barbara says

    I love your enthusiasm and reading your posts! I, too, have always heard” what they say.” And if Mom tells you “what they say” you know it has to be right! So grateful to still have my 89 year old Mom to tell me “what they say!”

  15. Debbie says

    I just made this…. the recipe said to let it cool. I *did*! For about 5 minutes and Hubby and I could no longer stand it, so we dug in! Oh my goodness!! We both LOVED it! Soooo good. Thanks so much for posting this delicious recipe!

  16. melanie says

    Hi Christy, It’s me again. I was just reading your email and was checking out this recipe and of course your story which is what makes my day, and us west virgina folks have “theys” also and we appreciate them, but ya know something these Arizona people don’t seem to have them and they sure don’t know what they are missing. Your pie sounds delicious can’t wait to try it.

  17. Malisa S says

    Hey Christy,
    I think this looks amazing!! I would like to try it but we are currently cutting out all corn syrup from our diet. I am wondering do you know of anything we could substitute? I was also wondering because my grandmothers amazing pecan pie recipe calls for corn syrup. Could I make a simple syrup with just sugar or sugar and water, possibly? Thanks in advance for your advice! ;-D

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