Desserts

Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie is the easiest pie you will ever bake! It magically forms its own crust plus two delicious layers while baking.

This vintage pie has been around for a long time and I can see why. It’s easy to make and is scrumptious to eat!

Why is it called Impossible Pie? I think it has something to do with the fact that it bakes it’s own crust. All the ingredients are dumped into the pie plate and you let your oven work it’s magic to do the “impossible”. It comes out with three delicious layers!
Impossible Pie - The easiest pie you will ever bake! It magically forms its own crust plus two delicious layers while baking.

Impossible Pie

The filling is an egg custard that’s creamy and smooth. The topping is a crunchy layer of coconut. It looks a lot like my Coconut Pie!

Grandma’s everywhere have recipes like this one. It’s easy to see why it’s stood the test of time. Did your grandma make Impossible Pie, too?

Make it for a scrumptious dessert to enjoy after a hearty meal. If you are looking for a recipe for a bake sale, it’s also a yummy one to do.

If you google Impossible Pie, you’ll see a bunch of different ways to make. I’ve seen it made with lemon and Bisquick. Someone wrote that the recipe was on the back of the Bisquick boxes in the 1970s. Interesting!

Impossible Pie - The easiest pie you will ever bake! It magically forms its own crust plus two delicious layers while baking.

How to Make Impossible Pie

Ready to make some Impossible Pie? Roll up your sleeves and let’s get started. It’s a tough job. NOT.

Start by adding the butter, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, milk and shredded coconut to a bowl. Beat together until the mixture is combined.

Pour into a greased 9″ pie pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350F.

See how simple it is? Make it once and you’ll always remember how to make it. This is a timeless dessert that you’ll serve again and again.

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Vintage Pie Recipes

I love my vintage desserts! I have a vintage cookbook you can snag at the bottom of this post. Just fill out the form to get it delivered to your inbox. In the meantime, check out these yummy pies.

  • Marshmallow Pie: Creamy and sweet! This rich no-bake pie is like heaven on earth.
  • Strawberry Cream Pie: Tastes like a dream! This easy summer pie is creamy, sweet and refreshing.
  • Pineapple Pie: Creamy, smooth and tropical! This pie is easy to prepare and guaranteed to be loved by all.
  • Oatmeal Pie: An old fashioned dessert just like Grandma used to make! Yes, I love my grandma’s recipes.
  • Shoofly Pie: A popular Pennsylvania Dutch pie recipe from the 1800s. It has nothing to do with bugs!

I like to serve mine with a little bit of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Have you tried Impossible Pie? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Impossible Pie - The easiest pie you will ever bake! It magically forms its own crust plus two delicious layers while baking.

Impossible Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
The easiest pie you will ever bake! It magically forms its own crust plus two delicious layers while baking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and beat together until combined.
  3. Pour into a 9-inch greased pie pan. Bake for 1 hour or until centre is firm and pie is golden.
  4. Cool on a cooling rack and then put in the fridge until ready to serve. I recommend waiting a few hours so the pie has a chance to firm up.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348 Total Fat: 18.3g Saturated Fat: 11.6g Trans Fat: 0.1g Unsaturated Fat: 5.9g Cholesterol: 128.4mg Sodium: 128.2mg Carbohydrates: 40.3g Fiber: 2.2g Sugar: 33g Protein: 6.8g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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