IMPOSSIBLE PIE – Old Fashioned Recipe

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Impossible Pie is always requested from my family.  They love it!

Old Fashioned Impossible Pie The Southern Lady CooksImpossible pie is an old fashioned recipe that may even come from the Amish.  I got this recipe from an old Mennonite cookbook that has been in my family for at least 40 years.  I do use less sugar and butter in my recipe than the original.  This Impossible Pie does not need a crust as it makes it own.  This is a creamy coconut pie kind of like a custard.  We like it because it is different from most pies and so quick and easy to make.  Serve it with coffee as a dessert or you could add ice cream or whipped cream.  We like this pie just plain and often have it for breakfast as a sweet morning treat.  If you like custard and coconut, you will love this Impossible Pie!  You might like my recipe for Dutch Apple Pie, too.

4 eggs

3/4 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 stick butter or 4 tablespoons, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

1 cup shredded coconut

Cream eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla with mixer.  Add nutmeg, flour and milk and continue mixing until all ingredients are wet.  Stir in coconut with a spoon.  Spray a 10 inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray and pour in pie ingredients.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 55 to 60 minutes until brown on top.  This pie will rise up during baking and then fall after it begins to cool. I always put a baking sheet under this pie to catch any drips when it rises up in the oven. The pie will slice better if you let it cool in the refrigerator before slicing.  Makes 1 pie.  Enjoy!

Impossible Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This is an old recipe that came from the Amish. This is a pie you'll make over and over again.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Amish
Keyword: Impossible Pie
Servings: 1 Pie
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter or 4 tablespoons softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Cream eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla with mixer.
  2. Add nutmeg, flour and milk and continue mixing until all ingredients are wet. Stir in coconut with a spoon.
  3. Spray a 10 inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray and pour in pie ingredients. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 55 to 60 minutes until brown on top.
Recipe Notes

This pie will rise up during baking and then fall after it begins to cool. I always put a baking sheet under this pie to catch any drips when it rises up in the oven. The pie will slice better if you let it cool in the refrigerator before slicing.

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15 Comments

  1. reminds me of the chess pie my mom used to make

  2. I loved it. Baked as recipe indicated with no tweaks. Am making tonight again for family, but used one cup sugar and one cup flour this go around (because they will want it sweeter and I’m curious what the extra flour will do). This posted recipe was perfect for me, I ate half at one sitting :/ would be great with a little sweetened whopped cream I think. But I love homey tastes and my family goes for super sweet. Hence, the teeaks. Thank you for posting.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You’re very welcome Rhonda! I’m so glad you and your family are enjoying this recipe. We love it too 🙂

  3. Tasha Kravchenko says:

    I Have been looking for this for a long time we used to make this when I was a kid and I loved it it was devoured every time my mom made it so now I can make it with my son thanks for sharing this

  4. Ellen Mattingly says:

    Very very easy to make!!! And I had everything in my pantry 🙂

  5. William Bardoff says:

    Wrong, the impossible pie is an Irish pie that my aunt had published in the 1950s it was a family recipe handed down over. 200 years. Even may go back further. She had the process published and copy righted. But, others have changed it to avoid copy right infringement.

  6. i just love all your recipes they are wonderful thank you so much for shareing

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Sally. So happy you are enjoying the recipes and thank you for letting us know. Have a great week ahead and a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Can you use something beside coconut. I really don’t like coconut, but I love custard pies.

  8. I have had a recipe for Impossible Pie for many years. Unaware it was an Amish Pie. I will give this slightly different version a try.. Looks very good. thank you. Sue

  9. The pie looks so yummy. I think the name is also quite interesting… impossible pie. haha! Will try it soon.

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