Monday 9 April 2012

Reader Recipe: Impossible Pie

Recently, a reader from Chicago came across a recipe in a cookbook that she said “screamed Caker Cooking.”

Impossible Pie doesn’t just scream caker; it shatters the sound barrier. Cakers love it because a) it's easy to make and b) we like using blenders.

What makes Impossible Pie magical is that the ingredients separate while baking. The Bisquick sinks to form a crust, the eggs and milk make custard and the coconut rises to create a crunchy, golden-brown crust.

In fact, it’s “impossible” to screw up. Unless you’re Greek. Remember my friend from Caker Christmas who substituted Werther’s candies for butterscotch chips to make Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares? (Click here and scroll to the bottom to see the photo). A few years back, she made Impossible Pie and, well, here's the picture.

It looks like one of those old-fashioned irons. I mean, I don't even see any coconut. How did she manage to screw up a pie you put in a blender?

Anyway, so long as you're not Greek, you'll have no problem making this pie.

Thanks to Godzilaw for submitting this recipe! If you’ve got a recipe you want to share, send it along to cakercooking at gmail dot com.

¼ cup butter, softened
4 eggs, beaten
¾ cup coconut
½ cup sugar
½ cup Bisquick
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups milk
Pinch of salt

Put all of above ingredients in a blender. Mix 1-2 minutes. Pour into well-greased pie pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes. Believe it or not, this pie makes its own pastry, filling and topping.

Note: If you really want to impress your guests with an "impossibly" memorable evening, I suggest serving Impossible Tuna Pie as your main before serving Impossible Pie for dessert. I guarantee your guests will never forgive forget it.

Source: St. Anthony’s Manna


  1. OK, I may have to try my hand at this one.

    1. Yinzerella, this pie is so easy to make, you don't even need your hand to make it. You could use your elbow and it would still turn out great.

  2. It is so exciting to see my name in print! Thanks for the shout-out and I'm glad you enjoyed Impossible Pie! Now I have to send you the layered cranberry jello/chicken salad recipe that gives me nightmares ... =)

    1. Godzilaw, fame and fortune are in your cards now. I've launched many careers via Caker Cooking. Ever hear of Paula Dean? She submitted a tuna casserole recipe to me once and just look at where she is now.
      You send me that cranberry JELL-O chicken recipe and I'll do my best represent it in all its glory.

    2. Is it wrong that the cranberry/jello/chicken salad recipe is probably something that I would eat and enjoy?

    3. Not wrong, Yinzerella. Disturbing, but not wrong.

  3. I'm not sure if I should be overjoyed or concerned by the amount of recipies on this list that are personal favorites. I've eaten a lot of impossible pie in my time. It's my mom's goto dessert.