Sunday, January 23, 2011
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Pie
Here's the list of ingredients I use:
1/4 C Splenda Brown Sugar
1/2 C light corn syrup
1/2 C Egg Beaters
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of chocolate chili powder
1/2 tsp orange extract
12oz chocolate baking chips
1/2 C quick oats, uncooked
1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In my mixer I beat together sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and orange extra, and cinnamon and chocolate chili powder. I beat it all for about two minutes. Then I added in the chips. Please note that these are a bit smaller than some baking chips and I think that works better in bread, cakes or pies. Finally add in the oatmeal until it is all blended. It will be sticky.
Pour into pie shell. I had to use a spoon to get it all out because it was so sticky. Please note that it almost filled the crust to the rim but was just a tad under that. Which is good because it rose just a tad as it baked. Then you let it bake for 45 minutes in my oven at least. I wish we could afford a better oven but our dish washer's motor has died so we must save for a new one of those first.
This is what it looked like right out of the oven. You can see that it rose up in the middle but that sunk down as it cooled. I made sure it was firm but not crisp to the touch before I removed it because sticking a touch pick in it was only coming out chocolate.
Check out that dark, googy, chocolaty inside. The top was nice and crisp, the inside a bit sticky but very rich. The crust was a bit too hard but over all it had a good cocoa flavor. Over all impressions seemed quite positive.
So how are you celebrating "National Pie Day" today, Sisters and Brothers?