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Name:Oatmeal Pie Contributor:Jon Diaz
Description:recipe from Italian restaurant in Iowa (!) Posted:2000-01-09
Key words:Italian, restaurant, oatmeal, pie Category:Desserts
ID:562 Updated:2006-04-02 19:04:44
Ingredients:1 9" partially baked pie shell
2 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
1/2 c milk, cream, or soy milk
1/2 stick of butter
1 c honey
1/3 c unsulphured molasses
1/8 tsp salt
2 large egg yolks + 2 large whole eggs
3/4 c uncooked rolled oats
1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut
Preparation:(courtesy Lee Freedman/Paul Kanetzky)
Bring all ingredients to room temp. Preheat oven to 350F.

Spread oats and coconut evenly on bottom of 9-inch pie shell,
and set aside.

In small bowl, combine arrowroot or cornstarch and milk. Stir
until completely dissolved. Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine honey, butter, molasses, salt, and the
arrowroot mixture. Beat until thoroughly mixed.

Add yolks and eggs and beat 5 seconds with mixer on high speed.
Remove excess foam and pour into shell.

Cover edge of pie shell with ring of foil, and bake for 45
minutes. Cool pie for 1.5 hours or until room temp.
Notes:T asked:

> All right, I can't resist. I'm cross-posting this
> to wetfood and asking -- where can I get a recipe
> for oatmeal pie??

Oh, I have it. But you have to endure the story that goes with
it before I actually send it off. See, I had ridden over to this
rally one day, to meet up with a friend that had ridden up from
North Carolina. He was there with his fiance (he had just proposed
that weekend), and we bopped around all day visiting his old
haunts from his days as a Biology doctoral student at the
University of Iowa.

After finding the perfect pork tenderloin sandwich, we decided
to finish with some dessert, so I could get on my way back to
Chicago. He took us to this Italian restaurant that produced
this pie that was so marvelous, I babbled about it on the BMW
list for the better part of a week.

Well, someone in upper New York state also had a hankering for
it, started an email quest thru his various contacts in the state
of Iowa, and finally convinced one of the guys there to go to
the restaurant and ask for the recipe. We haven't tried it yet,
my memory of it is still pretty vivid. Use cinnamon ice cream on
the side......


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