I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Abracadabra Watch Me Pull A Pie Crust Out Of My.........

As soon as I see a recipe for any type of impossible pie it instantly reminds me of my grandmother. My grandmother loved all of those impossible pie recipes and there was actually a period of time when she was making a couple different impossible pies per week. I think besides the fact that they were easy to make and that they tasted good, I believe my grandmother derived a bit of amusement and fascination by the crust that would magically appear from nothing but a pool of wet batter. My grandmother was not alone; all of us kids loved the magic pie crust trick....especially the part where we made the magic pie disappear one tasty bite at a time.
This impossible coconut pie turns out with the consistency of a crème Brulee that just happens to have a very thin crust. You could probably sprinkle some sugar on top and use a torch to melt the sugar and actually turn it into a coconut Crème Brulee pie.

Impossible Coconut Pie

4 eggs
1/2 stick melted butter
2 cups milk
1 cup coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

You may substitute a 1/2 cup of Bisquick as a replacement for the flour and baking powder in this recipe.

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a greased pie pan. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes at 350°F.


joe@italyville said...

I'm a big fan of the disappearing pie trick too!

Julie said...

I think a lot of us are, Joe

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