Last year, my delightful cousin-in-law Nicola put together a fundraising cookbook with recipes contributed by the parents who attend her church’s playgroup and I’ve just started working through the recipes inside – which has been great fun! The first one I’d like to share with you is this terrific Coconut Impossible Pie because it was so easy, was made on standard pantry items and costs very little to make. During cooking the combined ingredients settle into at least two layers: a dense-ish base and a custardy coconut filling – so yummy, especially for summer. If you choose to make this in a spring-form or loose bottomed tin as I did, please learn from my oven disaster and cook the pie in its tin, inside a large cake tin that can hold the pie during baking (see photo). Once it’s cooked, use a tall glass to remove the base and allow the pie to cool (see photo). If you prefer slightly less fuss, just bake the pie in standard pie dish or cake tin. This lovely dessert costs less than $4 to make and goes down beautifully when served with cream or ice-cream. Thanks for your excellent compilation, Nicola!
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 125g softened butter
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 1 cup coconut
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees, 160 degrees if fan forced.
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Pour mixture into a greased pie dish and bake for 1 hour – but start checking earlier. Once the top seems ‘set’, pull it out as pie will continue to cook as it cools.
HELP!!! My pie pan just broke can I make the coconut custard pie in muffin tins?????
Hi Helene. I think you could, but I would make sure the muffin holes are well greased and adjust the cooking time to one third of original time. They might need longer than this but of start checking then. All the best!