Recipe | Apple Pie with an Oatmeal Crust

Can you tell that I'm trying to build up my Thanksgiving recipe repertoire? I've recently shared two fall pie recipes, Caramel Pecan Apple Pie and Sweet Potato Pie with a Pecan Crust and Toasted Marshmallows. And now there's a third new one. Apple Pie with an Oatmeal Crust: A simple twist on  a classic. 

This pie is really easy to make and you don't even need to roll out the crust. Just stick all of the crust ingredients in a food processor and blend, then press into the pie dish. It doesn't get much easier than that. The oatmeal crust adds a unique texture to the pie as well as the oats mixed in with the filling. Rolled oats are so good. And so universal. 

For more recipes with rolled oats, check out: Pumpkin Oat Cookies, Sea Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies, Peanut Butter Oat Cookies, Apple Crumb Bars, or Oatmeal Pancakes.

I haven't decided which version of apple pie I want to make this year but this one is definitely a contender, it got rave reviews at our church Harvest Party.

Apple Pie with an Oatmeal Crust

Yields:

 1 9" or 8" pie

crust

1 cup rolled oats

¾ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup brown sugar

½ tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp apple pie spice

10 Tbsp butter, melted

¼ cup rolled oats

filling

21oz can apple pie filling

1 Tbsp lemon juice

¼ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp apple pie spice

3 Tbsp brown sugar

¼ tsp vanilla

¼ cup rolled oats

topping

rolled oats

brown sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a pie plate or shell.

2. In a food processor pulse the oats three or four times until they are coarse crumbs. Mix in the oats, flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and apple pie spice until combined. Pour in the melted butter and pulse until a sort of crumbly crust comes together.

3. Pour the crust into the prepared pie plate and press into the plate in an even layer. Place onto a baking sheet and for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom looks dry.

4. In a large bowl, mix together the filling ingredients using a spoon. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Sprinkle rolled oats and brown sugar over top. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the middle of the pie has set.

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