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Impossible Coconut Pie

Impossible pie!?  For the love why would we ever post anything with impossible in the title?!

Unless we’re trying to impress someone, or possibly have had way too much sugar and are functioning at a higher than normal energy level, we tend to select baking challenges that are less, uh, impossible.  And well more…easy.  Like very easy. 

But being the inquisitive little bakers that we are, when this recipe flashed across the screen we just had to take a look.  Impossible or not.  And guess what??  It’s not impossible!!  No no, not at all…!  In fact, it’s easy as, yes, you guessed it…PIE.

The original baker must have had a sense of humor.  The recipe name drips with sarcasm.  Um, and in case you hadn’t picked up on it, we occasionally drop a sarcastic comment or two artfully into the odd blog post.  Right, see that right there?  Yup, sarcasm.  Seriously, it’s a problem.  We admit it.  But plan to do absolutely nothing about it of course.

But back to that sarcastic pie.  Uh how could we not make it?  A pie after our own mocking hearts?  True love!

(But wait.  Hold on.  We are not discriminating against non sardonically titled pies.  We love all pies.  Obviously.)

Also, this pie is coconut heavy.  (We know, How would you have ever figured that out from the title?  Thank goodness you have us here to decipher.)  And coconut falls firmly into the things we love bucket.  You know along with chocolate, peanut butter, bacon, manicures, sequins, ridiculously oversized jewelry and lounge chairs.

So muffins!  If you a) like easy recipes b) appreciate a wee twinge of sarcasm from time to time or c) also enjoy coconut (or lounge chairs) then this really might be the perfect pie for you.

Impossible Coconut Pie
Adapted from Food & Wine

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4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup self-rising flour

1 1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut

1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 F.  Butter a 9-inch pie plate and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine melted butter and sugar and whisk until incorporated.  Add eggs and continue to whisk until smooth.  Next add in the flour, coconut, milk and vanilla extract and stir to combine.

Scrap the batter into the pie plate and bake in the lower third of the oven for 45-55 minutes, until the pie is fairly dark golden (will be darker at the edges) and firm to the touch.  Transfer the pie to a wire rack and cool completely before serving.

Store the pie covered in the refrigerator.

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Reader Comments (28)

This looks fabulous!

Normally I'm not a huge coconut person but this looks too good!

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I love coconut and this is such a creative way to try it. I bookmarked it to make one day!

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dembowski

My birthday is coming up and I am a coconut lover. Thank you for the recipe. Great website Ladies!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn

I love coconut and this pie looks really good. I thought you were going to say the sarcastic pie had no coconut which would make it an impossible coconut pie! Right?

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen MO

I made this twice and both times it failed - burnt and stuck to the pie dish, second time to the baking paper. Top was burnt, base was wet and eggy. I'm a very experienced baker and I reduced the oven temp second time around. It was really disappointing.

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMel

First time I tried it, I loved it! It went out smoothly, 5min tops for the preparations and then 45 for the baking (at around 280 + vent, lower third - see, Mel there got me scared with the burnt and stuck story :( ) Oh - and we served it with ice cream on top.

I just wanted to let you know it was a great recipe and we loved it, definitely doing it again! Thank you for sharing it!

July 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkpriss

This was excellent! My favorite part was NO NEED FOR CRUST! 45 minutes was a little long for me cause it burnt around the edges. But I am definitely trying this one again.

July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNic

Sarcasm and fun? No way!

The pie looks delicious. And so easy :)

This is a wonderful and easy pie. I have been making it for years. It is a recipe originally from Bakers coconut. Great.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

i made two of these after thinking they are very similar to the pie served at Bonefish Grill. And, they were identical and half the price and I made them. Took them to a work party and they were a hit. Excellent pie served with or without a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Thank you for sharing.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLu

i love coconut cake, and the receipe look so good, and easy to follow. baking it today, just curious, not a baker but a taster (more like an eater) the batter was watery when i put in the last ingredients, eg milk, coconut...and just took it out of the oven, its not firm to touch but it looks so beautiful (and my tasting self, it taste very good), and was wondering if that's how it was to be, before baking, watery? either way, thank you for the receipe, and if not successful this time, i will try again ;)

August 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermary

I'm new to this site so I'm just discovering "Impossible" Coconut Pie. I just had to tell you why it's called "Impossible". Years ago, Bisquick baking mix had recipes called "Impossible Peach Pie", "Impossible Apple Pie" etc. that called for mixing all the ingredients together -similar to this recipe. Then, as it baked in the oven, the crust formed by floating to the top through the fruit - "impossible", right?

November 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia

The first time I made this it was great. The second time I made it I sprinkled in a handful of chocolate chips after pouring into the pie pan. That was even greater!

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Years ago (1970"s) I made a recipe called Imposible Coconut Pie with Bisquick. I was hoping this was the Bisquick version as it was super easy (I was a teen) and came out right everytime. Turned out to be a favorite of my Dad's. I believe Bisquick had several versions of the "impossible" recipe even savory versions. All were very simple and very good but the coconut was the family favorite. I'm going to try this recipe using Bisquick in place of flour. For old times sake!

January 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Que rico!!!

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteranneris morales

I made this today. It turned out great. My husband loved it other than to say it needed a little less sugar next time.

February 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

I remember my mom making this pie when I was a kid. I believe she put all her ingredients in a blender at once though. I have one in the oven baking now.

March 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

This is my family's favorite pie! Have been making this for years. I have one difference, I put everything into a blender then straight into the pie plate and cook. Have to watch out for my boys, they will try and sneak off with a whole pie! Yummm

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersusan

Yes, I also love this pie and have been making it for years...I also was taught to put it all in my simple, pours right into the pie plate, with quick clean up!

April 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia

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