Impossible Coconut Custard Pie

The “Impossible” aspect of this pie is that it magically forms its own crust as it bakes. This coconut custard pie is a classic dessert that’s easy to make and delivers a delightful combination of creamy custard and coconut flavor. Here’s how you can make an Impossible Coconut Custard Pie:


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 2 cups milk (whole milk or coconut milk for extra coconut flavor)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional, for garnish)
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (for serving, optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch pie dish.
  2. Combine Flour and Coconut:
    • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and shredded sweetened coconut.
  3. Blend Wet Ingredients:
    • In a blender, combine the milk, eggs, melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until well combined.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Add the flour and coconut mixture to the blender. Blend again until the batter is smooth and well mixed.
  5. Pour into Pie Dish:
    • Pour the batter into the greased pie dish. The coconut and flour will settle to the bottom, creating a crust during baking.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool:
    • Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing. It will continue to set as it cools.
  8. Garnish (Optional):
    • If desired, sprinkle a bit of ground nutmeg over the top for a classic touch.
  9. Serve:
    • Serve slices of the Impossible Coconut Custard Pie at room temperature or chilled. Optionally, top with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • Variation: For a tropical twist, you can add a handful of chopped pineapple or a dash of coconut extract to the batter.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. The pie can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature.
  • Crust Formation: Don’t be alarmed if the pie seems a bit liquidy when you first take it out of the oven. It will firm up as it cools, and the coconut and flour settle to create a crust.

This Impossible Coconut Custard Pie is a wonderful dessert to share with family and friends. Its simplicity in preparation, combined with its deliciously unique crust, makes it a standout treat for any occasion. Enjoy the delightful blend of coconut and custard in every bite!