A Southern Grace: in case you missed it...

January 13, 2015

in case you missed it...

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Some dishes just don't get the credit they deserve.


You only occasionally remember them, but when you do, you wonder why you don't think of them more often.

My mom's impossible coconut pie is one of those dishes. It's just incredible--I had this one mixed up and in the oven in less than 10 minutes and every single bite was delicious. There's no crust with which to wrestle and I don't think I've ever come across a coconut dessert I didn't like.


While it takes more patience than I normally exhibit, this pie really is much better after it's been completely chilled. I find that if you eat it warm out of the oven, the egg flavor is just a tad too strong. Considering the ease and time involved, this is one of my very best desserts and frankly, I'm ashamed that I don't remember it more often.

Possibly Impossible Pie
Serves 10-12
Ingredients:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (7-ounce) bag sweetened coconut flakes
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9- or 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and add in the cooled, melted butter. Blend in the sugar, flour, and salt, then whisk in the milk and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.
Stir in the coconut, then pour into the prepared dish.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until the coconut becomes golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack, then cover and refrigerate.

32 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A luscious treat! This version is really irresistible.

Cheers,

Rosa

Catherine said...

This coconut pie looks wonderful. xo Catherine

Pam said...

Bookmarked. My family loves coconut anything. This pie has me drooling!

Pam said...

Your pie looks great! I love coconut and it sounds like a winner to me.

~~louise~~ said...

National Pie Day is right around the corner, Grace!!! I won't be forgetting this one, that's for sure!!!

Thanks for sharing, Grace...

Helene Peloquin said...

I could eat coconut flakes by the bag, I'll have to try this recipe.

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I like cold pie and this sounds amazing!

Chineka Williams said...

This looks really good and sounds easy to make as well. Yummy.

Alicia Foodycat said...

I'm always happy when someone brings this to parties! I will have to make it myself.

Angie Schneider said...

We love anything coconut! This is a great pie, Grace.

Marjie said...

There used to be something similar to this involving Bisquick. And it was done in the blender. Wonderful reminder, Grace.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

I would definitely miss this coconut pie, it looks so good :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Joanne said...

I definitely have those desserts and meals also...that are SO GOOD yet I never make them. FOR SHAME. I think this coconut sweet treat is going to be a new favorite!

Charmaine Anderson said...

Sometimes, because I am usually in a hurry I don't look at your blog because you use creative names for your recipes and I don't want to spend the time to find out if I am interested. I think it might be better for you to actually post the recipe name and sub name it if you want...just a little tip. I like many things that you post if I decide to take a peek.

Beth said...

I still have some really basic (and good) recipes that I haven't got around to blogging about yet. I keep thinking if I keep a blog long enough, they'll all eventually make it!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Having tried your pumpkin muffins I definitely trust you when you say that this is good! :D

Barbara said...

I've made one or two "impossible" recipes, but have never seen the coconut one. Kudos to your mom for coming up with something so delicious. Love coconut anything!

The Sea Salt said...

Sounds simple and delish! Miles hates coconut so I guess I would just have to eat this one all myself;)

Pam Greer said...

That looks good and I don't even like coconut!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

I could just hug you! My kitchen is being remodeled, and it is finally starting to resemble a kitchen again, but I have very little work space. I am trying to stick with one bowl recipes. I can make your pie this weekend, and my husband will finally know that I still do love him and will bake for him again!

Juliana said...

Wow, this coconut pie looks delicious Grace, and what I like the most if the simplicity of it...I will definitely try this recipe as I have all the ingredients...
Thanks for sharing it...have a great weekend :)

Lisa-Marie said...

It looks amazing. Rice pudding comfort, sunshiney flavour.

I Wilkerson said...

This looks really good. Alas with my coconut averse family, I'd have to eat it all myself. Hmmm...

Patricia Bacon said...

I've been perusing your blog for a recipe for book club at my home this month. I think this is the winner!
Love your blog and your recipes...!

Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking said...

Yum! I never understood why so many people don't like coconut! It's one of my fav flavors!

Southern FATTY said...

Oh my goodness! This looks like a chess pie consistency, which I loooooove! Bravo!

-Phillip

Kari Guastella said...

This looks so nice and creamy!
Kari
www.sweetteasweetie.com

TiaRae said...

Can't wait to try this as I love coconut!!
I do have a question, do you have to use self-rising flour?
I never buy it and wondered if regular flour would work.

grace said...

@TiaRae: Absolutely! Instead of self-rising flour, you can substitute 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour mixed with 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and you'll get nearly identical results!

robin said...

I made this pie for my 83 year old mother and she absolutely loved it. She said to tell you that was a great pie and she gives you a 12 rating ao a scale from 1 to 10. Thanks for shareing your recipe. Makeing another one for her today. God bless and have a great day !!!!!

grace said...

@robin: THANK YOU! I love hearing that people actually try these recipes and love them as much as I do! Thank your mother for me too. :)

Anonymous said...

I make this in my trusty cast iron skillet, yummmmmmmm everyone's favorite ��...Kristen in Colorado