Impossible passionfruit pie 26



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It’s not called impossible because it’s hard to make – it’s impossible to stuff up!

This sweet treat will have you reaching for more…


  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup passionfruit pulp
  • icing sugar, to dust
  • whipped cream and extra passionfruit pulp, to serve

Cooling time: 1 hour

Chilling time: 1 hour



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Brush a 28 cm (base measurement) ceramic quiche dish or a 2-litre (8 cup) ovenproof dish with melted butter to grease.
  2. Combine the coconut, sugar and flour in a large bowl. Put the eggs, butter, milk, orange juice and passionfruit pulp in a separate large bowl and use a balloon whisk to whisk until evenly combined. Add the coconut mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until lightly golden, firm to the touch in the centre, and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and stand the dish on a wire rack for 1 hour or until cooled to room temperature. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until chilled.
  4. Serve in wedges dusted with icing sugar and accompanied by the whipped cream and extra passionfruit pulp.


This pie will keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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  1. Actually, it is possible to stuff it. For my husband’s birthday last year I made one. It didn’t look like it used to look when I made it 30 years ago. When my daughter was brave enough to taste it, she realised I hadn’t put any sugar in it. So, there you are!!!!

  2. I decided, before I read it, that there was NO WAY I would make this.. Absolutely not. So tell me why I saved it? hmmm? It keeps three days.. has anyone managed to keep it that long? Ok.. need some passionfruit… Oh but I’m NOT making it! Honest! Now let’s see who’s coming past this week to share a meal with us…..

  3. It’s sounds yummy, a version of the lemon impossible pie, always a winner.

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    • Impossible Pie. 4-5 eggs, 1/2 cup plain flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup coconut, 125g melted butter,2 cups milk, 1-2 teaspoon Vanilla. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, grease a lie plate or lamington tin, pour mixture in bake 40-45 mins or until set. For lemon tart replace milk with lemon or lime juice, or lemon-orange mixture and 1 tablespoon of grated rind and 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds.

  4. Impossible Quiche recipe..125g chopped ham or bacon,1 small onion finely chopped, 180 g grated tasty cheese,50g self raising flour,salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste,4 eggs,375mi milk…Preheat oven to 200C,grease 5 cup capacity pie dish,combine ham,onoin,cheese,flour,salt and pepper in a medium bowl,scatter over base of pie dish.Whisk eggs and milk,pour over ham mixture and cook for approx 40min or until puffed and golden. You can add whatever you like to this basic recipe. Enjoy xxoo

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