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Four & Twenty Blackbirds' Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

By • November 12, 2013 • 81 Comments

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.)

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

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Stringio

9 months ago Cassie Puckett

white chocolate macadamia nut cookie pie!

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9 months ago handy21682

snickerdoodle!

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9 months ago BglLvr

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

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9 months ago robywilliam

I love the delicious combination of oatmeal pie with chocolate...it 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. http://www.chocholik.com/

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9 months ago Christine L.

Raspberry linzer cookie pie would be absolute heaven for me!

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9 months ago Bex Kramer

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

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9 months ago SEASPRAY

I would like to see shortbread cookies in pie form

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9 months ago Lydia

ginger snaps would make a fun pie flavor!

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9 months ago KMicken

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

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9 months ago Barbara Pepelko

Cranberry/apple is really good!

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9 months ago Andshewas

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

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9 months ago Patty Rodgers

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

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9 months ago Renee B

Butterscotch cookie pie calls to me.

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9 months ago Angela

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

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9 months ago D Hearn

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

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9 months ago PDS1

Lubkuchen - the wonderful german spice cookie

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9 months 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!

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9 months ago cookinginvictoria

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

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9 months ago HopeD

Amaretti di Saronno!

Sara_clevering

9 months ago sarabclever

Oh, I love the idea of an oatmeal cookie pie. So since that's already taken...how about millionaire's shortbread?