Cool as a …. Coconut?

In a hot, hot summer, a cool treat is just the thing. How about a coconut pie laced with a drop of rum that you make in the blender? I’m not kidding – eggs, butter, milk, baking mix, salt and rum – push the on button and let it blend. Pour the resulting batter in a pie pan – cover with coconut and bake away.

Refrigerate the pie until it gets nice and cold and then enjoy a delicious treat that took you seconds of prep time. It’s an “Impossible Pie”. Those have been around forever, but this is the first one I have made that tastes like a very good pina colada. That is because of an interesting substitution of rum for vanilla.

It’s hard to go wrong with this recipe – even coconut haters will lap this up. (And really – do we need to even acknowledge that a person can hate something as lovely as coconut?) An extra benefit is that this coconut pie is a great dessert to serve to company. Bake your pie in the morning and show off a perfect after dinner dessert in the evening.  If I were you, I would make a coconut pie immediately. You probably have everything you need in to bake this ridiculously simple recipe. It will make you a rock star in the kitchen and just make you very happy when you have a bite – or 10. Enjoy!

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Coconut Pie

 Ingredients

4 eggs

2 cups milk

¾  cups sugar

4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) butter

½ cup Bisquick or similar baking mix

1 Tbsp rum

½ tsp salt

1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a pie pan with cooking spray.

Add all ingredients EXCEPT COCONUT to a blender and blend at medium speed for about 2 minutes.

Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with 1 ½ cups coconut.

Bake 50 minutes or until set in the middle.

Cool and refrigerate before enjoying.

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