Sara Sue Hoklotubbe's latest novel, The American Cafe, mentions Oatmeal Pie on pages 64-65, so I contacted her about the recipe. Here's an original recipe from Sara's late aunt, Vera Youngblood Robertson. Sara modified the recipe a bit to fit with the chocolate theme, and it’s delicious (in fact, Sara and her husband, Eddie, just emailed to say that they had practically eaten a whole pie this afternoon!)
Aunt Vera’s (Chocolate) Oatmeal Pie
3/4 c. red syrup (her aunt's term for pancake or waffle syrup)
1/2 c. coconut (flaked or shredded)
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
Mix ingredients together and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!
Thanks for sharing the word about my new mystery, THE AMERICAN CAFE, and my Aunt Vera's Oatmeal Pie recipe. Being a chocoholic myself, adding the mini chocolate chips made it a winner for me and my husband. It is so easy to mix up and bake.
It sounds totally fabulous; will definitely try it. Deception on All Accounts has a lot going for it so I am very much looking forward to reading An American Cafe in the not too distant future.
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