Impossible Pie

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I love pie. My only qualm is that a delicious, homemade crust takes a bit of time to prepare. What you see before you solves that problem. It’s known as Impossible Pie, and it’s given that name because there’s no crust involved–it magically forms on its own. Incidentally, I think it should be thusly-named for another reason–it’s simply not possible to eat only one serving at a time.

If you like coconut, you’ll like this pie. There’s no way around that. It’s a fact. Set in stone. Done and done. The top is toasted and crunchy, the innards are creamy, and the nifty crust is chewy. It’s a cinch to prepare. Did I mention that you don’t have to fiddle with a crust? I actually don’t mind playing with pastry, but I have to admit that it’s nice to skip it every once in awhile, especially if time is of the essence.

While this is usually formed into one regular-sized pie, in this instance, little baby tarts seemed the ideal way to go. You’d think they’d make nice, individualized portions, but as I mentioned, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to stop with just one serving. If you can resist, you’re a stronger person than I.



  1. Hi, a quick question (I just posted this question on Facebook too). When I scroll through the recipes in the new Key Ingredient layout, open a recipe and then want to go back to that page, I always end up at the beginning and then have to scroll forward to the page I was on. Any suggestions?


  2. OMG – it is like a giant coconut macaroon. I know someone who is going to swoon when I make him this recipe.

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