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Four & Twenty Blackbirds' Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

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For #PieWeek, our guest editors are Emily and Melissa Elsen, the pie mavens behind Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Brooklyn, NY. They will be sharing recipes all week from their first cookbook, and giving away a copy each day!

Today: Oatmeal makes its way into the holiday pie rotation.

Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie on Food52

This pie has slowly but surely become a sort of cult favorite in our pie shop. We loved it from the start for its oatmeal chocolate chip cookie quality; it’s like a pie version of that classic recipe. In the olden days, this pie (minus the chocolate) was dubbed “poor man’s pecan pie” because oats are far less expensive than pecans. We up the ante by adding a decadent layer of dark chocolate ganache on the bottom.

Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

Serves 8 to 10 people

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (we use 70%), chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
4 large eggs

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by Gentl & Hyers

To win a copy of The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, tell us in the comments: What cookie would you like to see in pie form? We'll pick winners at random at the end of the week! (Unfortunately, we can only ship domestically.)

Tags: pie, oatmeal, chocolate, dessert, pie week

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Comments (82)


6 months ago Renata

White chocolate macadamia pie sounds insane!


over 1 year ago Cassie Puckett

white chocolate macadamia nut cookie pie!


over 1 year ago handy21682



over 1 year ago BglLvr

7 layer bars in pie form! Oh, my teeth hurt just thinking about it....(sigh!)


over 1 year ago robywilliam

I love the delicious combination of oatmeal pie with looks yummy and crispy so i would decide to make it for my kids during vacations. I hope they like it and appreciate my unique baking.


over 1 year ago Christine L.

Raspberry linzer cookie pie would be absolute heaven for me!


over 1 year ago Bex Kramer

A good peanut butter cookie turned into pie. Not the creamy peanut butter pie


over 1 year ago SEASPRAY

I would like to see shortbread cookies in pie form


over 1 year ago Lydia

ginger snaps would make a fun pie flavor!


over 1 year ago KMicken

We make molasses cookies and then dip half of each cookie in white chocolate. A pit version of that would be awesome!


over 1 year ago Barbara Pepelko

Cranberry/apple is really good!


over 1 year ago Andshewas

Girls Scout Cookies' Samoa. Chocolate, caramel, toasted coconut.


over 1 year ago Patty Rodgers

My kids favorite cookie is a Snickerdoodle and they love a Snickerdoodle Pie would be awesome and I think fairly simple :)!


over 1 year ago Renee B

Butterscotch cookie pie calls to me.


over 1 year ago Angela

how about a christmas sugar cookie...pie? with sprinkles?


over 1 year ago D Hearn

A malomar (s'mores) pie would be amazing.


over 1 year ago PDS1

Lubkuchen - the wonderful german spice cookie


over 1 year ago arcane54

Almond Joy! shortbread crust the slightest coating of excellent dark chocolate, creamy coconut filling. That's all I would need to be joyous!


over 1 year ago cookinginvictoria

Blonde brownies with butterscotch chips, bittersweet chocolate chips, and salted peanuts!


over 1 year ago HopeD

Amaretti di Saronno!