Hello friends...yes, it is Friday and I have such an easy recipe for you today. You know the phrase 'Easy as Pie' well I think this is the pie they were referring to. We are going to bake a Coconut Custard Impossible Pie. It is one of those pies where you put everything in a blender, pour it into a pie pan and it makes it's own crust while cooking. How cool and easy is that!
For todays pie you will need:
1. 1/2 cup all purpose baking mix- I used Bisquick
2. 2 cups milk
3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
4. 4 eggs
5.1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) softened
6. 1 tsp vanilla
7. 1 1/3 cup good flaked sweetened coconut
Place all the ingredients except the coconut in your blender and blend on low speed for 3 minutes.
Pretty easy so far..don't you think?
Pour mixture into 9 inch pie pan that you have buttered or sprayed with non stick spray.
Sprinkle the coconut flakes over the pie and gently push them down just a little..leave some exposed.
It should look like this.
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 40 minutes and until light golden brown and the center feels set.
This pie has a nice thick custard texture and a rich coconut flavor and it really did make it's own crust! I believe this IS rocket science!!
I can think of many great ways to serve this yummy dessert. You could top it with pineapple for a pina-colada taste. Drizzle it with a decadent homemade fudge sauce or some simple sliced fresh strawberries. I could also see making this in cupcake pans for individual pies...the possibilities are endless.
OK...now i will fill you in on a little secret. The pie you see in the photos is a healthier version of my recipe. I wanted to try to cut out some of the cholesterol, fat and some calories..so I made a few experimental changes. I used Egg Beaters instead of whole eggs....fat free evaporated milk instead of whole...and Smart Balance Buttery Spread instead of butter. I put my pie in the oven and hoped for the best and guess what.........It was creamy and delicious! By making those changes I saved thousands of
calories ...well maybe not thousands, but I knocked off quite a few. So give it a try ;-)
I also spent another day in my studio creating a new Couture apron. I have been inspired lately by the fashion art on the sewing patterns of the 1950's. Did women really have tiny waists like that...?
I love how she turned out...so frilly and feminine. A little ironic that she was originally a mans Lands End oxford dress shirt and a curtain valance. I love when found items can be so totally transformed into something so very different than what they where.
I fashioned this fabric flower from a piece of drapery edging and added a diamond accent vintage button.
This beauty has four layers. The top overskirt is comprised of two vintage doilies and a lovely printed hankie in the center.
Now you know I had to add a feminine bow at the back...you knew that, right??
If you lift the top three overskirts you will uncover my little secret pocket for special found treasures. This ones trimmed with vintage cotton eyelet lace that I received as gift from my friend Heather of Bebe and Alice...thank you Heather!
These were my inspiration...that waist can't be real!
Audrey Hepburn's wedding dress in Funny Face inspired me also. Isn't she divine?
So I hope you like her...now I have to go write a little story to go along with her and then into my Etsy shop she goes. That's it for now...what have you been up to??
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.