Recipe of the Month – Oatmeal Pie

The Fenton History Center has an extensive collection of local cookbooks in its archives. This recipe comes from the Westminster Cookbook of Favorite Recipes dated November 1, 1981. The Westminster United Presbyterian Church, formerly at 1006 W. Third Street, was dedicated in 1925. The cookbook committee was Carol Dracup, Cora Peterson and Georgia Schlifke.

Bill and Mildred Miller, retired vaudeville performers, began their 21 year run of Meet The Millers on Channel 4 in Buffalo in January 1950. The couple interviewed Hollywood stars, and other days they cooked and baked together. According to The Buffalo News “Buffalo in the 50s”, housewives tuning in around Western New York were just as likely to be entertained by the sometimes-hostile relationship between Bill and Mildred, and Mildred’s tendency to put Bill in his place regularly.

Oatmeal Pie
Mrs. Wilbur Clark

4 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark corn syrup
3 eggs
1 cup quick oats
1 unbaked pie shell

Cream the butter and sugar. Add other ingredients in order, stirring in the eggs one at a time. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until set.

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