Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Oatmeal Pie Crust

Fruit pies are always best when paired with oatmeal... in my opinion. And, sometimes, I'm lazy and don't like to make "real" pie crusts because I haven't perfected the technique yet and easily get annoyed at the dough.

So, I came across a really easy pie crust, and it uses oatmeal!! It was love at first sight.

Oatmeal Pie Crust

3/4 C flour (you can mix white and whole wheat)
1/2 C quick cook oats
1/2 tsp. salt
3 T oil
4 T ice cold water

Combine flour, oats and salt in a mixing bowl.

Slowly drizzle in the oil, mixing with a fork until crumbly.

Add ice water and continue stirring until dough gets sticky. Pour dough into a 9-inch pie plate, and press to form a crust.

To pre-bake the shell, prick with a fork several times and bake at 400 for 10 minutes until light golden brown.

Otherwise, fill according to pie directions.


  1. Oh I am SO all over this. I love love love this idea. I adore oats but never thought to put them in a crust. Thank you!

  2. You are always one step ahead of me! I love you for all your help in helping me make homemade meals.

    (I cannot for the life of me make a pie crust. It is pathetic.)

  3. What a great idea! I am definitely going to use this recipe. Ingenious!

  4. I have never noticed this recipe here before - I will have to try it. It looks much healthier than traditional pastry.

  5. This was a really yummy crust! I loved it!!! We paired it with marionberry pie filling with a whole wheat crumb topping on top and it was a hit!!

  6. This crust looks awesome, I hate pie crusts too, this looks so easy! Thanks!


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