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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Impossible Pie

This week I made a pie that I hadn't made for a very long time.  My husband isn't crazy about coconut so I didn't make it much for us, but my mom made it very often.  My sister reminded me of this fact a few weeks ago.  I dug around in my old recipes and found it.  It is very easy to make so I imagine that is why mom made it so often.  I asked Dad if he remembered it.  He said "No".  I couldn't believe it.  Then I realized that mom made her main meal at noon like they did in the olden days.  Dad would come home from work for "noon dinner" as they called it.  They turned on their favorite soap opera called  "All My Children" and both of them watched as they ate.  Dad would get so wrapped up in the story, he probably didn't even know what he was eating.  This is basically a custard pie that makes it's own crust. 

Impossible Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flaked or shredded coconut

Blend all the ingredients for 1 minute.  I used the immersion blender.

Pour into a greased 10 inch pie plate.

Bake 40-50 minutes until the middle is set.  Check with a toothpick.  If you like, you can sprinkle a little nutmeg on top.