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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dessert Carnival

How great of Cielo to host this for us...thanks Cielo!

My favorite desserts are creme brulees, custards, panna cottas etc but I kept the grandbabies yesterday & didn't have time to make anything fancy. So I made my "go-to" recipe for quick, easy, delicious & custardy. A Coconut Impossible Pie. You literally throw it in a blender & then you can gussy it up however you want. I garnished the "pie" (there's no real crust...just a very, very thin, floury layer on the bottom) w/ edible flowers & mint, from my garden. Look how beautiful it looks & I only spent about 5 minutes labor on it!

Liquefied raspbery jam in the microwave for a few seconds & then drizzled it on the plate as a garnish. If you love coconut & love custard...you'll love this dessert!

Impossible Coconut Pie


2 cups milk
1/2 cup baking mix
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I sometimes use rum extract, real rum or other extract flavors)
1 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch pie plate.
Combine milk, sugar, biscuit mix, eggs, butter or margarine, and vanilla in blender container. Cover, and blend on low speed for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pie plate. Let stand about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with coconut.
Bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm.

I usually but not always bake it in a water bath & don't forget to decrease the temp 25 degrees if you bake it in a glass pan. I've made another version of this using pumpkin & it's just as good & just as easy.

Now I'm off to see all of your desserts! http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/


Jim said...

the recipe is true
the pic is fake Cami

see Pithalys entry for the real Ras Malai

Jim said...

I am alone at home now
the wife has gone to her moms place for a break

I am making egg curry for dinner now

Jim said...

Sharda my maid baked chappatis for me

Sharda is beautiful
read that as sexy

Jim said...

Bye Cami
hope to see u again soon

do put up a your pic for me

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Thank you for visiting my dessert post today. I love those "impossible" pies made with bisquik. Used to make them all the time but had forgotten about them so now I am heading to the kitchen to pull the old recipes out. Happy Wednesday ~ Lynn

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! This dessert looks fabulous! My husband would love it! I will definitely be trying this one. THank you so much for sharing!


ivory spring said...

Hi Cami!

Such a delicious pie!!! I am glad to meet a fellow dish-aholic. I can definitely tell from the pictures you have posted.

Beverly said...

My father used to make this pie, and it is delicious. Thanks for the reminder.

Nihal said...

Smiling Hello from Istanbul:)
Very kind of you to visit me and leaving nice comment.
I see that you love using rosewater, me too, Cheers:)

Well, maybe you know, Turkey's Mediterranean city Isparta is "City of Roses", being the most famous for its rose culture and it is one of the world's leading producer of attar of roses, a valuable oil extracted by steam distillation from rose petals and used in perfumes and cosmetics by the product is aromatic rosewater. So main economic activities of Isparta are rosewater production and handmade carpet making. At our house, there are precious Isparta handmade carpets by the way.

The area is full of magic with amazing rose fields. The stunning scenery with roses is an
experience you would treasure forever! There are also rose perfume factories nearby the rose fields, where daily tours to be organized.

Why not coming to Isparta, as early JUNE to coincide with the annual Rose Harvest?

Have a rosylike lovely day:)

~ Nihal in Istanbul

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Now that look terrific! I was not so creative but I do have a cute poem to celebrate the day! Stop on by and visit.

MARIA said...

Beautiful and yummy!
I have to make your cake!
Thank you!

MARIA said...

I like your quotes, specially:

It's never too late to be who you might have been." - by George Elliot
"Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life." - by Foster C. McClellan.

PEA said...

I had completely forgotten about the "impossible pie"...after seeing your pictures and recipe, I remembered my mom making this for us when we still lived at home!! I haven't had it since so I've copied your recipe to try it:-) Thank you so much for sharing your dessert with us!! xo

Cami said...

It's such a small world... Thank you for stopping by.

I was named after someone my mother went to High School with in Haltom City.

I'm local to you. The whole family is from cowtown.

So glad your family carried on the name. I've always like it. I even met a dog named Cami via my blogging jaunts!

And your dessert looks wonderful---my mother's favorite.

A Woman Who is: said...

Well I snagged this one. I am always looking for easy. Hope you get around to posting some of those other recipes...panna cottas...sounds yummy!

Thanks for your visit, nice meeting you!

http://dianobe.blogspot.com/ said...

Hello !

I use to make that pie years ago when my kids were little ,it was fast and easy and they liked it, made me smile to see it again,My Mom use to make a dessert called millionaire Cake it was another super easy dessert that tasted like a little bit of heaven,its made with graham crumbs and whipping cream and strawberry preserves,hummm I can taste it just thinking about it.
You have a really nice blog,I will come back every day.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I couldn't wait until the Dessert Carnival! I copied your Coconut Pie recipe and I can hardly wait to make it! My mother in law LOVES coconut ice cream, so I am certain your pie will make her very happy! I'll let you know how it goes! One question: Can I just use a hand beater to mix the ingredients, or must I use a blender?

Splaneyo said...

Oh, all things I have in my pantry! It looks delicious. I really should have stayed away from this whole dessert carnival thing - being pregnant I do not need any more excuses to eat sweets...

Nicky said...

I do love your dessert too!! Mine are a lot of work and thats good for a special occasion but yours is a truly good dessert for a last minute.Shame that Chiele gave my recepie the wrong title. Peperkoek is just 1 ingredient in the whole of the recepies.I will sure print your recepie out and try it one day.We sure see the show Top Chef her.It is running a a smaller channel and we are almost at the final.So I take your comments sure as a compliment.
Best regards from Belgium and thanks for your visit.

Marina Capano said...

I love its! so cute so tasty!
I hope you visit my dessert

Lisa said...

Thank you for the note. I love coconut and I think I can make yours with Splenda. I may have to try this, this coming weekend. My mom and I are both coconut nuts. It sounds easy too!! You have a great blog by the way...

Lydia said...

Hello, What a tasty looking dessert. It looks easy and fast to whip up. I'll surely try this recipe out for myself. I love using edible flowers in foods when I can also. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Have a great day. I love your blog.

Susie Q said...

I actually made this long ago! It was so good and yours looks wonderful!
Wasn't the carnival fun? I am so happy you dropped by to see me as it led me here! I have really been enjoying my visit, looking and reading and having the best time!
I will be back often!


HoneyB said...

Vinty I love the impossible coconut pie! I'm glad to see you've ventured out into blogland :-D

GrannyLooHoo said...

Vinty I want that cake plate!!