It is not too early to begin thinking about the Thanksgiving dinner menu. Today I have some easy pie recipes for you to experiment with before the big dinner. Years ago I just could not make a pie crust like my mom and sister, so I did crustless pies. The pre-made crusts are also good and I keep one or two in the freezer for a quick solution when I am in a hurry. Try today’s recipes and you will agree — impossible pies are delicious.
Impossible pumpkin pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9- or 10-in. pie plate and set aside. In a bowl, beat together 3/4 cup sugar with 1/2 cup Bisquick, 2 tbsp. butter, two eggs, one 13-oz. can evaporated milk, 2-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice and 2 tsp. vanilla. Beat until smooth, one minute in a blender on high or two minutes with a hand held beater. Pour into prepared pie plate and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream.
Impossible coconut pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray two 8-in. pie plates and set aside. In a large bowl, combine four beaten eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 2 cups milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and one can flaked coconut. Mix well and pour into the two pie plates. Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Makes its own crust. Easy to make and delicious.
Impossible sweet potato pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9-in. pie plate. In a large bowl, mix four beaten eggs, 101/2 cups sugar, 2 cups milk, 2 tsp. vanilla, 1-1/2 cups flour, pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp. baking powder. Mix well and finally add 2 cups sweet potatoes. I bake or boil fresh sweet potatoes and peel and mash enough to equal 2 cups, or you can use canned sweet potatoes. Then add one stick melted butter or margarine and mix well. Pour into pie plate and bake for 30 minutes. Let stand before serving.
Impossible lemon pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender, place 2 cups milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Bisquick, 1 tbsp. melted butter, four eggs, 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla and 2 tsp. lemon juice. Cover and blend on high for 15 seconds. Pour this mixture into a greased 10-in. pie plate and bake for 35 minutes. Note: do not use lemon extract. Let set before cutting and serve with whipped topping.
Next week, we make the old-fashioned pies with homemade crust like our moms made.