Surprise Pie

The surprise in this pie might be just how good it is for you. Coconut daily gains a reputation as a healthy food and oatmeal is a classic health food! This homey retro pie is easy and should find its way into your dessert rotation. Use up that bit of coconut left from holiday baking in this perfect for winter temptation.

Surprise Pie

1/2  cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter, soften
1 cup dark or light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 well-beaten eggs
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 9-inch unbaked pastry shell

Add sugar gradually to margarine; cream till fluffy. Add syrup and salt; beat well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in coconutand oats. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 till knife inserted off-center comes out clean, 50 minutes. Cool.  From Good Food on a Budget, 1971.

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