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Impossible pie? With Saskatoons? Let sit and talk about how this is a REAL THING! Yes, this pie is crustless and bakes up in layers – with Saskatoon berries, blueberries, the sky is the limit!

Impossible Pie with Saskatoon Berries
Impossible Pie with Saskatoon Berries

The Classic Impossible Pie Recipe

If you are expecting a crispy pie crust you need to turn away now, for this is not the recipe for you. Go and make my Saskatoon Rhubarb pie instead, if you need a neat pie idea to use up those Saskatoon berries and another summertime bounty. It’s one of my favorites.

*waves hand in front of your face*   This is not the pie crust you are looking for.

All bad Star Wars references aside, anyone who has eaten Impossible Pie before knows that it’s not really about the crust, but the fact that you beat together a schwack of ingredients in one bowl and pour them into a buttered pie plate. The flour will sink to the bottom and form a wobbly flour crust, while the rest creates a custard filling and a topping.


I can’t believe that I just used the word schwack in a recipe. This pie is a last-minute, want-to-use-up-Saskatoons-but-don’t-want-to-make-a-crust type of dessert.

This delicious pie was on the docket for my cookbook, but didn’t make my vicious cutting. I decided that this one was for the website, meaning that technically you guys get a cookbook recipes a year ahead of time! Right? Right. (that’s how I’m going to sell it to you anyway.)

The scene: my house on an August long weekend. My entire family was over, I’d already baked two pies for dinner (those are embargoed cookbook pies, sorry) and I was looking through old cookbooks looking for a great porcupine meatballs recipe, something else that has been on my mind lately but of course, I haven’t gotten around to it. You all have been so patient, this website has been a little slow lately, but I’m rather proud that I have managed to get out at least one post a week and usually two, which you might think isn’t much but when you have a cookbook manuscript due, it’s a miracle. A full-out, Catholic church confirmed miracle.

Impossible Pie with Saskatoon berries
Impossible Pie with Saskatoon berries

I’ve had a recipe for Impossible Pie kicking around for a while and while it is delicious with its custard filling and crispy coconut topping, I wanted to jazz it up.

Karlynn’s Tips & Tricks for Amazing Impossible Pie

  1. Two cups of Saskatoon berries does the trick, my friends. That’s a whole lotta jazzing up right there. You can also use blueberries if you’re fresh out of Saskatoons, but this pie is now a last-minute favorite for when I am craving Saskatoons but don’t have the time for a pie with a crust.
  2. The crust is not crispy and it’s not supposed to be!
  3. I would say that the impossible crust resembles a firm custard that’s been cooked up, it’s wobbly, not firm but does the trick. I love the eggy custard that forms in the middle it’s absolutely scrumptious. The coconut and the Saskatoons bake up at the top and it’s a taste combination that I am having a serious love affair with. There will be another Saskatoon and coconut mash-up recipe on this website soon, you can bet on it. Honestly, what doesn’t Saskatoons go with? I’ve yet to find it.
  4. This pie is going to rise “edges first”,  but the center will soon catch up with it, don’t worry! It will look absolutely wonky to start, but by the time the 50-60 minutes are done, it will be fabulous!

So now that my manuscript is into my publishers hands, things are going to pick up around here again.

I’m baaaack!

(not that I ever really left but it just feels like the right thing to say.)

Love you more than chocolate,


* note – to use frozen Saskatoons, thaw them on a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture, then dab them slightly. The cornstarch in the pie helps with any extra moisture. This pie was made with frozen Saskatoons! *

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5 from 1 vote
Impossible Saskatoon Pie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
A one bowl impossible pie using Saskatoons and NO biscuit mix! This pie magically bakes up into a crust layer, a custard layer and then coconuts and Saskatoon berries on top!
* note - to use frozen Saskatoons, thaw them on a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture, then dab them slightly. The cornstarch in the pie helps with any extra moisture. This pie was made with frozen Saskatoons! *
Course: pie
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: impossible pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 509 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstach
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups Sasktoon berries fresh or frozen see notes on frozen
  1. Grease and set aside a deep dish 9.5 - 10 inch pie plate. Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  2. Place all ingredients excepting Saskatoons into a large mixing bowl and beat until mixed. Stir in the Saskatoons.
  3. Pour into the buttered pie plate and baked in the oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
Impossible Saskatoon Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 pie)
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Potassium 247mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 48g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 15.8%
Vitamin C 5.8%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!


  1. is it really supposed to have 2 cups of milk? This is making a very very runny liquid.

    • You have wonderful Saskatoon Berry recipes. May I name you recipes and website as a reference on my website.? I am a grower of these sweet healthy berries

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  3. Angelica Mingo Reply

    I used to do a similar pie whith a lemon custard

    I´m from  Santiago, Chile

    I do love your recipies.

    Best regards  Karlynn

  4. Tara Yorz-Brown Reply

    This recipe looks delicious. I really want to try and make this, but I don’t know, much about blueberries, do I have to get this specific kind of blueberry or will any do? Or is the Saskatoon the blueberry I see in the store? Also, I have never made a pie before, since you just mix everything together, is this recipe good for beginners? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      Any blueberries and yes this is a beginner pie. No pastry crust, follow the recipe instructions!

    • Tara Yorz-Brown Reply

      Awesome! Thank you. I’m very excited to try this, so is my husband. Fingers crossed!!

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