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Each and every Thursday night I spend a few hours with a group of girls who have become near and dear to my heart. For the most part we all met through our church, one is a friend I’ve had since college, and one taught in the classroom right next to mine during my last couple of years teaching. Our lives are intertwined in multiple ways, and our weekly time together has done nothing but tighten those bonds. We spend time together in Bible study and discussion. We share what’s going on in our lives, we encourage each other, and we celebrate with one another. Sometimes we volunteer in community activities and just enjoy serving others along side of each other. I think each one of us would say that we look forward to Thursday nights every week, and if for some reason we miss a Thursday we feel like there has been a hole in our week. It’s of those things, that when I step back and take a look, I’m extremely happy to have in my life. This past Thursday I baked a chocolate chip oatmeal pie and brought it along to share with the group – because we also love to eat together, especially when it’s something sweet!

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pie

Ingredients:
1 9-inch Pie Crust…1/3 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips…1/3 cups Softened Butte…2/3 cups Granulated Sugar
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
3 whole Eggs
1 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare the pie crust and press it into a 9-inch pie pan. Pour the chocolate chips evenly into the bottom of the pie crust. Set it aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Whisk in the corn syrup, vanilla, and eggs until smooth. Stir in the oats.
Pour the entire mixture evenly over the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 F for 45-60 minutes or until the pie is just set in the center. Keep an eye on it and make sure to cover the edges of the crust with a strip of foil if you need to keep it from browning too much. Let it cool completely before serving!

:: Carrie ::