Apple Butter Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crust Recipe

In this comforting pie, a spiced apple butter filling is poured into a sweet oat-pecan crust.

Notes: While apple butter from the store or farmer's market will ensure this pie is delicious, nothing beats spicing your own creamy apple concoction. While it is a bit time consuming, using organic applesauce can help speed up the transformation of ho-hum apples into rich, aromatic apple butter.

Combine 3 cups of sweetened organic applesauce in a crock pot with 1 tablespoon each nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Allow to cook on low heat for 24 hours, stirring often, with the lid removed for the last 1 to 2 hours.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 70 mins
Serves: 8 to 10 servings
Makes: 1 pie

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For the Crust:

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup butter (melted)

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup apple butter

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 medium egg

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk


  1. For the Crust: Mix oats, flour, cinnamon, pecans, sugar, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Pour melted butter over mixture and stir until completely combined. Press mixture into bottom and sides of pie plate (it will be a thick crust) and refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. For the Filling: Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake until crust is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Special Equipment

Mixing bowls

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
564 Calories
28g Fat
72g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 564
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 173mg 13%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 322mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)