Monday, October 7, 2013

An impossibly easy pie!

I can bake cookies, cakes and other desserts just fine, but pies are not my thing. I struggle with the pastry, always going back to the pre-made kind if I have any hopes of salvaging a pie recipe. So when I saw a recipe for Impossible Pie in the Barb's Country Tea Room cookbook I featured a few weeks back, I knew I wanted to try it.

Part of the reason was, I was hankering to use my pretty new 10-inch pie pan from Target! I don't believe I've ever owned a 10-inch pie pan before, and this recipe happened to require one.

What's so great about this recipe is that a) you don't have to make a pie crust and b) you mix everything at one whack in the blender. I was skeptical about this turning out well, so I was extra happy to slice into this pie and find that it set, cut and tasted just perfect. If you're pie-challenged yourself, be sure and add this one to your recipe box. It goes great with an afternoon cup of tea!

Impossible Pie

4 eggs
1/4 cup melted margarine (I used butter)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
1 cup coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 10-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for 3 minutes. Pour into pie pan and bake for 1 hour. Like magic, you will find the pie has a crust, a middle layer of custard, and coconut on top. Brilliant!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I'm in favor of easy.

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  2. I've made impossible pies a number of times over the years with Bisquick recipes. It's the only way I make a quiche now, and we don't miss the pastry crust at all.
    I gave up at making my own pastry too and use Pillsbury from the dairy section.
    Although this pie looks yummy, neither hubby or I are much for coconut, wonder if I could use something else?
    Judith

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  3. I have a very similar recipe that I love. Anything with custard and coconut is right up my alley! And it is so easy to make.

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  4. My mom makes this pie too and it is just wonderful! I was so happy to see you made it too =)

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  5. I remember my Mom making a pie like this.
    If you want to try making your own pie crust, King Arthur has several recipes on their blog.

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  6. Growing up I remember this pie at many church potlucks. I always loved it. Yummmm!

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  7. while I love making -and eating- pies. I have made tons of the impossible Bisquick pies over the years. Our favorite is the buttermilk pie--tastes great with fresh fruit topping. So if you enjoyed this one you might check out the Bisquick site as they have dozens of variations on the recipes :-) I don't work for them, just a fan! Plus I actually Pioneer Baking mix more often.

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