The Impossible Pie

I have been collecting easy baked puddings and cake recipes for many years, my main criteria being that they are amazingly easy (bordering on a party trick, like that banana bread), they must use stuff that I generally have in my store cupboard, and be fairly economical – a tall order, right?

Well, here’s one that does all of that – The Impossible Pie. This is an old South African recipe, a family favourite, and it couldn’t be easier!  

The Impossible Pie

½ cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup coconut
Pinch of salt
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
5 tbsp soft butter
2 cups milk
4 eggs

Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl or processor, blend until very well mixed and creamy, at least 3 minutes. Pour into a greased pie dish and bake at 180°C for about an hour, until golden brown and crispy.

When done, the pie crust will be at the bottom, the baked custard in the middle, and the coconut on top – I promise! I don’t know how that works, but it really does – every time.

Serve warm, while the custard is still creamy and buttery and delicious, and the coconut topping crispy, but it’s also pretty good chilled. It’s one of those desserts/tea-time treats that needs no ice cream or cream, just serve it on a plate sprinkled with a little cinnamon (if you wish), and a good coffee on the side!


16 responses to “The Impossible Pie

  1. Oh, the book club girls are going to love this one! Will have to share the recipe…. 😉


  2. Feel like making something sweet today, will give it a bash. Have a great weekend.


  3. Maureen Schlenk

    Oh Zabs this is like a sort of, well you know, a kind of malva type pud really. Only in that everything is “gooi-ed” – beaten or moer-ed and you get too look like a great cook lol. Thanks so much, I just love this one. We are coco-nut mad in our house YUM!


  4. Wow – I made your Sausage and Oven Roasted Veg dish followed by Hot Coconut Pie and my family think I am a super cook – many thanks for your great recipys, you have just added a new one to my Family Meals.


  5. Wonderful!!! I will have to try this!! Have a wonderful evening!


  6. Dave does not like coconut 😦 Have a great day xxx


  7. I am definitely trying this one, today still:)


  8. Linda what an outstanding pie – I have approximately one cup of coconut left in the cupboard after making Date Balls so I have to make this! Thank you for another wonderful recipe.
    🙂 Mandy


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