‘Impossible’ Coconut Custard Pie

Here’s a recipe that my mom made when I was a child. She said that it was called ‘Impossible Pie’ because it makes its own crust, which is an impossibly easy way to make a pie. You make it by simply mixing all the ingredients in the blender, and somehow the floury part of the batter settles to the bottom of the pie pan and the coconut floats to the top, and you end up with a really yummy coconut egg custard.

We always loved it as kids and I’m sure she loved how easy it was to make, as well as the amount of protein she sneaked into our bellies thanks to the generous use of milk and eggs in this recipe.


Impossible Coconut Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Impossible Coconut Pie


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Place milk, coconut, eggs, vanilla, flour, butter, and sugar in blender. Mix well.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch pie plate. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.

I've had good luck making this pie gluten free simply by substituting any gluten-free flour mix instead of regular wheat flour.




  1. That looks yummy! I’m going to try it!

  2. I’ve only seen this recipe with Bisquick…..which I don’t buy. Nice to see this variation.
    Looking forward to trying it. I wonder if I could replace flour with the other ” impossible” pie recipes.out there..any experience with the pumpkin version?
    Also…can I sub butter for margarine?

    • Yes, absolutely, use butter. In fact, I am going in this minute to change the recipe, because I always use butter instead. And I am not sure about the pumpkin version but it is totally worth a try. Let me know how it goes.

    • If you try a pumpkin version, please report back! I would love this coconut one here but my son absolutely would not and I most certainly do not need to eat an entire pie on my own. I think he would tolerate a pumpkin one, though.

  3. I would love to make this recipe and I have all the ingredients. I am wondering if the butter is melted, softened or ?? Thanks a bunch!


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