apple custard pie

Apple Custard Pie with Oatmeal Crust


  • 1c old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2c oat flour
  • 1/4c dark brown sugar
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4c butter, melted


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4c brown sugar
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4c oat milk (I made my own – grind some oats in a coffee grinder, add water)
  • 3 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon

oven ready

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray an 8 inch pie pan.

For crust:  combine oats, oat flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon.  Stir in butter and 1/4c water until crumbly dough forms.  Press into pan.  Place on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes, until light brown.

For filling:  whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla.  Whisk in oat milk until smooth.

Place apples pieces in crust; top with filling.  Bake 30 – 40 minutes, until the filling is set.

Sprinkle top with cinnamon and a bit of sugar.

Enjoy warm or cold!  This is a nice recipe which leaves the apples pieces nicely intact, possessing just a bit of sweetness and made pleasant with the oatcake-like crust.

This recipe was featured in Vegetarian Times.  I’ve used butter instead of vegan margarine in my version.