Over the years I have come to discover that I am a bit of a non-traditionalist when it comes to pie. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the greatest hits genre of the pie world – pumpkin, apple, and so forth – but creative variations are what I gravitate toward. Salty honey pie is without a doubt my all time favorite. Crack pie is pretty high up the list as well. Cranberry streusel pie is an irresistible version I just can’t get enough of. Here, I add another to this growing list – black bottom oatmeal pie, which is like a giant chocolatey chewy oatmeal cookie. Come to mama.
There are few desserts that spell comfort food to me more than oatmeal cookies, so being able to have a warm slice of a giant cookie with gooey dark chocolate and topped with a scoop of ice cream is pretty fabulous if you ask me. It doesn’t hurt that this pie is incredibly easy to make. Plus, it’s a single crust pie so there’s no stress if your lattice skills aren’t quite up to par.