Impossible Pie

I've been watching a number of these 'pies' and pastry recipes on the MGCC blog with great interest but also with fear. Sooner or later I knew I should make one, but I simply cannot make a pie! A couple of weeks ago a colleague, noting with interest this phenomenon of baked goods appearing at work every Monday morning, brought in a armful of old cookbooks and handwritten recipes from her aunt and grandmother for me to browse through. Very interesting books indeed and a good read.

I found a recipe in one book called Impossible Pie. Hmmm...I think. This is something I can do. It looks real simple. So I tried it whilst my boys relaxed over a movie tonight and worked. It is so simple ...well.. you just won't believe it.

Impossible Pie

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut

Put all ingredients in blender (food processor). Put on High speed and count to ten slowly. Pour into well greased Pyrex pie plate. Bake at 40 minutes in a 350 oven. After it is baked you have a definite crust, a custard filling and a rich butter coconut topping.

Millie Janzen Market Vendor for 23 years
From City Market est 1892
94th year Cookbook

New Westminster, B.C.


  1. This sounds almost to easy! :-)
    Will give this one a try, for sure!
    It also helps that I just love coconut!
    Thanks for posting this recipe.

  2. I just had to comment this time!

    I may even try that recipe today. It looks perfect for my "Hospitality Pantry".

    I've made a few of the "Impossible" recipes that use Bisquick. They are actually quite good. One in particular I used to make a lot was an Impossible Cheeseburger Pie.

    Once again, thanks for the recipe!

  3. Oh that looks good. I love the name ~ I might accept the challenge :0)

  4. Does that ever look good.. Such beautiful presentation as did good, Trish!
    I have heard of this recipe but haven't ever tried it. Now I have to try this..anything with coconut, oh yummy!

  5. Yes, I have to try this too! Oh, we need more "occasions" for all these wonderful desserts! Or maybe just go for more walks!

  6. This is a favorite treat at my MIL's home. It's fun for the kids to watch in the oven, since it's akin to the magic of cream puffs. Coconut's going back on my grocery list! Thanks for the reminder of this delish dish!

  7. oooh. this looks really good and it would look really pretty with a bit of raspberry coulis drizzled on top ..

  8. I currently have this wonderfully easy recipe in the oven. I can not wait to serve it to my family!
    Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  9. Just to update:
    The pie was fabulous! I think I am going to suggest that we use this for a brunch baby shower for my niece. So, delish!

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I have now made this pie and it is wonderful!
    Everyone that tasted it wanted the recipe and I have referred them all to this blog!

  11. I too for whatever reason cannot bake a decent pie. When an aunt gave me this recipe............well let's just say. I CAN bake a pie.

  12. excellent! and i used coconut milk.. yummmmo!

  13. You can also bake this pie in the microwave for about 12 minutes, then broil it in the oven to toast the coconut (watch you don't burn the coconut) Serve with ice cream.

  14. Thank you for the recipe! The pie is good and so easy!