Coconut-Oatmeal Rum Pie (with Walnuts)


Before you stands a glorious pie. (Actually, two.)
Not that all pies aren’t glorious. I made up this pie this week when I was baking a couple pies and managing with what I had on-hand. It’s based on a coconut-oatmeal pie recipe, adjusted for the addition of rum and the lack of enough oatmeal, which I replaced with walnuts. And the result was intoxicating. This one is going into my holiday pie repertoire for sure.

But hey, why wait for a holiday? Every day is Pie Day.

(If you don’t make your own pie crust, you don’t know fresh, tender, flaky, perfect pie. Try my recipe or you’ll regret it the rest of your life.)

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How to make Coconut-Oatmeal Rum Pie (with Walnuts):

3 eggs
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup dark rum
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
one unbaked single-crust Foolproof Pie Crust pie shell

In a medium-size bowl, combine eggs, corn syrup, rum, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Whisk to mix. Using a spoon, stir in coconut, oatmeal, and walnuts.
Pour into pie shell.
Bake at 350-degrees on the lower oven rack for 40-45 minutes.
How easy is that? You could be eating this pie right now. What are you waiting for?

P.S. I can’t do this pie justice. Its ingredients are so simple, and yet the flavor is of the gods. If you love rum flavor, this pie has got it in spades. I gave one of the pies away and received immediate requests for the recipe.

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  1. Runningtrails-Sheryl says:

    Wow! Wow! DOes that ever look fantastic!! You could use any liqueur or even coffee in place of the rum. I have a couple of small bottles of Rigas…

    Fabulous looking recipe! I have got to make that.

  2. CindyP says:

    That looks simple!!! AND YUMMY!!! I’ve never heard of an oatmeal pie anything…..but I guess you put all of those good ingredients together and you’re going to have heaven!

  3. Diane says:

    Sounds yummy. I would replace the coconut with something else. I do not like coconut. My dh does do I would make one with and one with out. lol. I just might have to make this today or tomarrow. Got to buy walnuts. lol. MMM Pie. With icecream. Got to have icecream.

  4. heidiannie says:

    What temperature did you bake at? I looked over the recipe several times, but I might have missed it? I’m guessing a higher temp than 350 degrees for a least part of the baking time. This looks really great, Suzanne, thanks for the recipe.

  5. Shelly says:

    Looks easy enough, I will have to make it soon. Thanks again for all the great recipes. Chopped dates would be good in it too.

  6. Kacey says:

    That sounds wonderful! I agree with you, every day is a great day for pie!!

  7. monica says:

    :wave: :hungry: MMMMMm! People that swear they won’t eat an ounce of fiber could easily be tricked into healthier habits. The rest of us can enjoy it too. Like I said . . .MMMMMm!

    Can I come over? Just for dessert? :hungry: :hungry:

  8. Angie says:

    This looks delicious, and I appreciate you posting it as I will definitely be using it for the holidays Im sure…
    However, what I, and I feel probably more of your adoring public want to know is……did you set the traps for the @#*!!@ raccons yet??? That bothered me ALL DAY LONG yesterday.

    • Suzanne says:

      Yes! We have set the trap the last two nights and the raccoons are getting in there and taking the bait and yet not getting caught. We are working on a new system! I will be updating in a few days, hopefully with good news, with a post about trapping.

  9. SuzieQ says:

    I love rum and what a delicious addition to my recipe file. Can’t wait to try this, I know it will be delicious. :snoopy:

  10. Donna says:

    I love rum it quick cooking oatmeal or the regular? I would love to do it with pecans! YUM I LOVE your pie crust recipe – I use that one.

  11. maryann says:

    How would it work with chopped apples and raisins? Hmmm the only thing I am out of is the dark rum. Have you tried it with whiskey?

    For the raccoons try to partial open (not quite half way around the can) a tin of cat food. Tie it to a dowel rod that has been slid thru the cage. You will want to have a + with the string on top of the lid, it will hold the bait longer in the cage. Make sure you do this with gloves and long sleeves on as you want your scent to stay off the cage. Dad always did this trick to cage capture them up north from the cabin up north.

    • Suzanne says:

      This was an experiment a couple of days ago so I haven’t tried it with anything else, but I think other liquors would do. I was thinking about trying it with bourbon, actually. I think whiskey would be fine, too.

    • Suzanne says:

      oh, and I don’t know about trying it with fruit either but I was already thinking about trying it with raisins, replacing the coconut with raisins. Then it would be like an oatmeal-raisin cookie pie, only with rum!

  12. SarahKoski says:

    If you don’t have any rum, you can substitute some molasses watered down with either rum extract, OR pineapple juice + almond extract. I’m trying it with molasses and rum extract instead of the rum, and pecans substituted for the coconut. Sadly, my beau’s allergic to coconut.

  13. AmyMusing says:

    OMG That looks awesome. I’ll be right over!

  14. Meg says:

    This looks absolutely amazing!

  15. rachel says:

    that walnut rum pie is amazing!!!! Dont stop posting those recipes!

  16. kindigo27 says:

    If you take the rum and corn syrup out, this is something like a pie I grew up with. We just called it oatmeal pie and when people looked at us funny we described it as “poor man’s pecan pie”. It is a holiday favorite in our house. During Christmas at our parent’s home, my siblings and I (all adults with families of our own) often plead for my mother to make it like we’re little kids again.

  17. Drew458 says:

    Are you using plain shredded coconut or the sugar dusted kind? And I’m assuming regular “old fashioned rolled” oats?

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