Recipe: Impossible Pie

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Rainy April days. The grass is getting greener, the plants are growing especially the rhubarb. A perfect day to warm up the kitchen with some cooking.

I adapted an impossible green bean pie recipe from an old Bisquick cookery book to a gluten free recipe I could use.

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My cookery book was published in 1964 and originally belonged to my Mom.

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This was easily done by using gluten free Bisquick, which can be purchased online or at your local grocery store.

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The full recipe made quite a few servings. So the recipe was cut in half for more useable portions for me. The first time I followed the recipe and used just green beans.

The first time I used a loaf tin

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This made two portions, one for now and one for later. I also added some different vegetables instead of using just green beans.

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The next time I used some foil dishes I already had in the cupboard. Both turned out really well.

Recipe for the smaller portion

  • 1 cup frozen veggies
  • 5 oz chopped mushrooms, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup gluten free Bisquick mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • heat oven to 400F
  • mix veggies, mushrooms, onion & cheese in baking dish
  • beat Bisquick & milk until smooth
  • pour into baking dish over veggies
  • bake 30-35 minutes
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There are many other impossible pie recipes in this cookery book, including peaches ‘n cream, banana cream, brownie pie, pumpkin pie, cheese cake and french apple pie. Lots of choices for me to try out.

Have you ever made an impossible pie? Tell me your favourite.

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3 Responses

  1. Vondean Erickson

    Linda,
    Thank you for the recipe for the Green Bean Impossible pie. It looked and sounded like it would be very good. I like vegetables and always looking for new recipes to fix them.

    I have a Better Homes and Garden Cookbook I bought when I was in High school with my Homemaking class as they were selling them for a money making project. It needs to be repaired but the recipes are so good and using things I have in my kitchen cupboards. I use to use the book a lot. With living alone now have gotten away from some of the cooking. I like to cook at home though things taste so much better than that are boxed.

    Have a good day.
    Vondean

    • Crafty Gardener

      I have the Good Housekeeping cookery book give to us for our wedding too, a big thick book that I rarely use now. I have tried and true recipes that I always fall back on.
      This impossible pie is good and you can add whatever you want to the filling. I imagine chopped chicken or ham would be very tasty too. I just might try it after the weekend as I have a small turkey and small piece of ham to cook for Easter. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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