Impossible pie is a coconut custard pie that basically creates itself! You have to make it to believe it and trust me, you’ll love it!
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Why you’ll love this recipe!
📌 The easiest pie you will ever make!
📌 Made with 6 simple pantry staples.
📌 Super quick! Blend the ingredients together and bake!
Impossible Pie Ingredients
- Milk – Whole milk will work best but skim, 1% or 2% will work as well.
- Coconut – Unsweetened shredded coconut.
- Eggs – Large.
- Sugar – Granulated white.
- Bisquick – This helps create the magic crust!
- Vanilla – Real or imitation vanilla extract.
How do you make impossible custard pie? (step-by-step)
⭐ First, put all of the ingredients into a blender and mix on high.
⭐ Next, pour the mixture into a greased pie plate.
⭐ Then, bake the pie until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
⭐ Finally, let cool and serve.
Scroll down to the printable recipe card toward the bottom of this article for ingredient measurements and detailed cooking instructions.
Where is the pie crust?
Impossible pie got its name from the notion that it is impossible to mess up AND the pie creates its own crust during the baking process, which seems, well, IMPOSSIBLE! But it is true, the pie will kind of separate as it bakes and in the end you will have a pie with a top and bottom crust.
Can I make impossible pie ahead of time?
Yes, this pie is delicious served warm but it is also delightful served cold. You can make impossible pie a day ahead and serve it straight from the fridge.
Do I need to refrigerate impossible pie?
Yes, because the inside of the pie is an egg custard, it’s important that you store it in the refrigerator.
Storage and leftovers
How long does impossible pie last?
Store in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Can I freeze impossible pie?
Yes, make sure to let the pie cool completely and wrap tightly with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container. Freeze up to 3 months and let the pie thaw in the fridge before serving.
What is Impossible Pie, and why is it called that?
Impossible Pie is a coconut-flavored custard pie that creates its own crust during the baking process, making it seemingly impossible to mess up. The name comes from the fact that the pie separates into distinct layers as it bakes, resulting in a pie with a top and bottom crust.
Tips and tricks
✅ Add in your favorite baking spices like cinnamon or our apple pie spice for an extra pop of flavor.
✅ Serve with some whipped topping or side of ice cream!
✅ Add our homemade toasted coconut to the top for a burst of more coconut.
✅ Make two and stash one in the freezer for an easy weeknight treat.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use sweetened shredded coconut instead of unsweetened?
While the recipe calls for unsweetened shredded coconut, you can use sweetened shredded coconut if that’s what you have on hand. However, keep in mind that using sweetened coconut will make the pie slightly sweeter than the original version.
Is Bisquick the only option for the magic crust?
If you don’t have Bisquick or prefer not to use it, there are alternative ways to achieve the magic crust. You can substitute Bisquick with an equal amount of all-purpose flour combined with a pinch of baking powder and a pinch of salt. This should still yield a similar result.
Can I add other mix-ins to the pie?
Absolutely! While the recipe is delightful as it is, you can get creative and add your favorite mix-ins to customize the pie. Some popular additions include chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even a swirl of fruit preserves.
Can I use a different type of milk?
The recipe recommends using whole milk for the best results, but you can use other types of milk if necessary. Skim milk, 1%, or 2% milk will also work, but keep in mind that the richness and creaminess of the pie may vary slightly.
How do I know when the pie is fully cooked?
To determine if the pie is cooked thoroughly, insert a knife or toothpick into the center of the pie. If it comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs, the pie is done. Avoid overbaking, as it may result in a dry pie.
Can I use a different type of extract for flavoring?
The recipe calls vanilla extract. However, you can experiment with other extracts, such as almond or coconut extract, to enhance the flavor profile of the pie.
What to eat with impossible pie (serving suggestions)
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- See all our pie recipes!
Other great dishes made with coconut!
- Coconut rice
- Pina colada jello shots
- Coconut shrimp
- Coconut chicken
- Hawaiian meatballs
- See all our coconut recipes!
Tools we love
- Spatula – These work perfect for scraping all that coconutty goodness out of the blender and into your pie plate!
- Pyrex Pie Plates– Can you really even call it a kitchen if you don’t have a set of pyrex pie plates? This might be a question for the ages. In any case, you need these.
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How to Make Impossible Pie
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup Bisquick
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Mix together all ingredients in a blender.
- Pour into a greased 9" pie plate and bake at 350℉ for 45 to 55 minutes, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Let cool about 10 minutes before serving.
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