by Maxine Troxell
I think I have all of the recipe books containing the Pillsbury Bake-Off winners. This Oats and Honey Granola pie was one I made one year for the Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show and won 1st prize. This pie was a winner in the 2004 Pillsbury Bake-Off. It’s fairly easy to make. You should try to make it for the upcoming Community Show!
Oats & Honey Granola Pie
½ cup butter
¾ cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate baking chips
1½ cups packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup quick cooking or old-fashioned oats
4 Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey crunchy granola bars (2 pouches from 8.9 oz. box)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place pie crust in 9 inch pie plate.
In a large microwavable bowl, microwave butter on high 50-60 seconds until melted.
Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup until blended. Beat in salt, vanilla, and eggs.
Stir crushed granola bars, walnuts, oats and baking chips into brown sugar mixture. Pour into crust-lined pan.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until filling is set and crust is golden brown.
During the last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning.
Cool at least 30 minutes before serving.