Don’t be fooled by the name! It isn’t impossible to make, in fact, its quite the opposite. It’s called impossible pie because it is so easy: mix ingredients together, and pour it into the pie plate! And you think “it’s impossible that this will turn into a pie!” But it does! And it is magical. If you like coconut (I’m crazy over the stuff), or if you just think coconut is “OK”, you will love this pie. The coconut floats to the top and gets super toasty and crispy, and the rest turns into this solid base that tastes like custard. YUM!
1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing (1 stick is 1/2cup for us Canadians)
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1/2 cup self-rising flour
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups milk
- Preheat the oven to 350° and butter two 9-inch glass pie plates.
- In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter with the sugar. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour, coconut and milk. Divide the mixture between the pie plates and bake in the lower third of the oven for about 1 hour, until the pies are firm to the touch and golden. Transfer the pies to a rack and cool completely before serving.
I only have one glass pie plate, so I cut the recipe in half, and it turned out great. Though, we ate it so fast I wish there was a second pie waiting for us…