This old fashioned pie dates back to the Civil War. With pecans a rarity they substituted oats. I add a little chocolate to make it a black bottom pie. It tastes like a warm, gooey, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookie. So good! Give it a try, I don’t think you will be disappointed! ~Amy
Old Fashioned Black Bottom Toasted Oatmeal Slab Pie
1 recipe single pie crust,
1/2 cup semi or bitter sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, toasted
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup corn syrup
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp coarse salt
Line 9inch pie plate or tart pan with pie crust.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread oats evenly into baking sheet. Toast for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Sprinkle chocolate evenly over the bottom crust. Place in refrigerator.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together, eggs, brown sugar, maple and corn syrups, melted butter, vinegar, vanilla and salt.
Stir in oats and pour evenly into crust.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with vanilla whipped or ice cream.
Makes 9 servings
Recipe by Amy Richardson