In the 1970’s Impossible Pie was a common household term. What is Impossible Pie you ask? The word “impossible” was originally used to mean “impossibly easy” because instead of working up a sweat making a perfect pie crust, you use a baking mix (Bisquick) and fillings all mixed together then baked.
The results are custard-like and quite nostalgic, especially for anyone who remembers the term “Imopssible Pie”, because General Mills now refers to them as “Impossibly Easy Pies” so as not to scare off the literal thinking population.
Impossible Blackberry Coconut Pie
The Impossible Coconut Pie is probably the most popular, though there are many different flavor combinations out there, sweet and savory.
I chose to add blackberries to mine. I love blackberries, but you can really use any type of berry you like.
So if you love Impossible Pie or you are just curious about it, give it a whirl. If you don’t have any Bisquick on hand, you can make your own using my master mix recipe.
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As always, a full printable ingredient list and directions are at the end of this post.
For this recipe you will need the following supplies and ingredients:
Betty Crocker Bisquick Impossibly Easy Pies: Pies that Magically Bake Their Own Crust
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup Bisquick
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 2 tablespoons Bisquick
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
You will also need:
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease or spray a 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Place pie plate on baking sheet.
Beat butter until creamy. Add remaining ingredients, except the blackberries, and beat on low for 2 minutes. Batter will be very thin and pourable.
Place blackberries in pie plate and pour batter over the berries. The berries should float to the top.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove and add streusel topping. Bake another 10-15 or until streusel in light brown.
More Master Mix Recipes
There are lots of things you can make using Bisquick or a homemade version of the master mix. Here are a few I’ve selected for you.