Oatmeal Butterscotch Pies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Pies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 pie crust
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned or quick cooking rolled oats, not instant
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the pastry and refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 1 hour.
  2. On a floured surface, roll the pastry into a 12-inch circle with a floured rolling pin. Invert the pastry over a 9-inch standard pie pan, tuck the pastry into the pan, without stretching it, and sculpt the edge into an upstanding ridge. Place it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.
  3. Combine the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until well blended, about 30 seconds. Stir in the oats, coconut, flour, butterscotch chips, nuts, and vanilla. Pour the filling into the chilled pie shell.
  4. Place the pie on the center oven rack and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degree F and rotate the pie 180 degrees. Bake until the center is set, 25 to 30 minutes. When done, the top of the pie will be dark golden brown and crusty. Give the pie a sharp little nudge. The filling shouldn’t move in waves.
  5. Transfer the pie to a wire rack and let cool. Serve just barely warm or at room temperature.

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