Monday, November 24, 2014

Impossibly Easy Pumpkin Pie

 I'm having some chai tea with a slice of this Impossibly Easy Pumpkin Pie, recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker.  

This Friendly Village teacup by Johnson Brothers is a favorite pattern of mine for the Fall and Winter months.  

Do any of you remember the "impossible pies" that were a hit back in the 1970's?  The pies made their own version of a "crust" and an ingredient was Bisquick.  One of my sons does not care for the crust in a pumpkin pie.  I decided to try this pie and see what he thought.   I made my own baking mix to use. Guess what? My son loved the pie!!  When I make this again, I will increase the amount of spice.

Here's the recipe for the pie, and I don't think you'll miss the crust! 
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup baking mix, such as Bisquick or a homemade version, found here
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
Whipped topping, if desired


  •   Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate.
  •   Stir all ingredients except whipped topping until blended. Pour into pie plate.
  •   Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with whipped topping. Store covered in refrigerator.

This is a turkey craft that my son, who is staying with me, created for my younger grandchildren.  I always like to participate, too, and this was my turkey.  He created a stencil and then had the kids (and me) paint the pieces with a folded square of photo quality paper.  We dipped the square into paints and painted our turkeys.  

Happy Thanksgiving blessings to All of You!!

I am sharing this with:

Share Your Cup
Full Plate
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Hi Kitty, The turkey is so cute and your Friendly Village teacup is the perfect companion to a slice of pie and chai tea! The self-made crust sounds intriguing. I'm not a fan of pumpkin pie, {insert *gasp* here } it's a texture thing for me so the pie crust my favorite part :) Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I think of all the seasonal dishes, J-Bro's Friendly Village is the set I'd enjoy the most! I love the scenes, they feel very New England-ish to me:@) I've only tried the impossible coconut pie and that's very good. Now you have me wondering if I should try this with Jay's pumpkin puree... I like to make my pies on Wed and this would eliminate the crust getting soft. I've never added vanilla either, sounds good! The turkey turned out cute, Happy Thanksgiving Kitty-enjoy:@)

  3. I will try that pie! I am always looking for a different version of a good pie! My gramma always added a bit of vanilla to her pumpkin pie filling! Thehubs doesn't like the crust either, so I will have to make one just for him! The turkey is so cute! xxDazee

  4. Hi Kitty, I have Friendly Village too and use it during the fall and winter months (other than at Christmas, when I have Christmas dishes). I love it! Your pie looks great and the pumpkin chai is perfect with your pumpkin pie. The turkey is adorable - what fun!

  5. Love your fun turkey Kitty! It's delightful :) I will share your recipe with my mom; she doesn't like the soggy crust you sometimes get with pumpkin pies, so this would be perfect for her. Friendly Village is perfect for Thanksgiving, isn't it?
    You're in my prayers this week, and through the holidays, dear friend.

  6. I DO remember the impossible pies...and made quite a few! I love Friendly Village...almost used that as my teacup today too! Your turkey is so cute! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  7. Your turkey is really cute, Kitty, and how wonderful to have a son who likes to create fun projects for the little ones. I have made any number of those 'impossible pies.' The broccoli and cheese was a good one as well as the apple. Now, that pumpkin pie could turn into a real favourite for me as pumpkin is a favourite of mine. The FV is always a welcome sight at tea time. A few of us are featuring it this week. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, Kitty!

    Blessings & hugs,

  8. Good-looking recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. I recall making the impossible apple pie way back when. And, the only quiche I make is the Bisquick recipe and I it's always a hit for luncheons with a salad. I don't miss having a pastry crust, have you made it as well Kitty?

  10. I do remember the pies of the 70's! I enjoy the crust though. :) I pre-bake mine for a bit before adding the filling so it won't be soggy. Love the tea cup pattern! Fun art work! I bet the grands loved this activity.


  11. Can't say I remember the pies of the 70's?? I love the pastry the most on a pie. In fact pies are my favorite desserts!! My dear mother on law Betty taught me to make pastry, she was incredible. I loved watching her hands work, they mesmerized me.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Kitty.
    Love to you, Debbie

  12. Hello Kitty
    Your Pumpkin Pie looks delicious!
    What a fun time you had with your grandies making those colourful turkeys!
    We were married in 1970 so yes I well remember the Impossible pies Kitty.
    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving surrounded by your family.

  13. Your Johnson Brother Tea Cup is classy and lovely for the season, but your turkey is the BEST!

  14. I do remember that I had an apple pie recipe called "Crustless Apple Pie" that must have been made similarly. Although I think you put something on the top. You have now made me realize I should find it again. Happy Thanksgiving to you. I am thankful that you have given me all sorts of fantastic recipes the past year!

  15. Happy Thanksgiving, Kitty, and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment. I love pie crust but my husband doesn't, it's the best part to me. I'll have to try this for him.

  16. Looks delicious! I am really loving that pattern on your china. It is just perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds great! Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. That pie looks delicious! I love the JB dishes too! Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. The pie sounds perfect and your turkey is adorable! May you and yours enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving week. CO

  19. Yes, I remember Impossible pies! Yum. Love seeing your Friendly Village. Cute craft! Your son is a good uncle.

  20. Hi Kitty: Love the tea cups you shared today. They are perfect for Thanksgiving. That pie sounds amazing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Martha

  21. ummm, your pie looks so so good. I am really hungry for Pumpkin pie and whipped cream...
    Love your cute turkey. :)
    Have such a great Thanksgiving...
    Love, bj

  22. Hi Kitty,
    Your tea setting today is so very perfect for Thanksgiving. Love the Friendly Village and your turkey! Your pie looks so delish! Your guests must love coming to your home with all of the fabulous baking that you do! Happy Thanksgiving! Karen

  23. I just knew I'd get a pie of pumpkin pie during your teatime( Ha ha) Yummy !!!!.. and fabulous little turkey craft( Made me Smile) I love the " Friendly Village set ..It's so warm and perfect for Thanksgiving.... ENJOY your family gathering.

  24. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado.
    Te animo a hacer una ojeada en el post de esta semana y seguro que veras algunas ideas realmente interesantes.Deseo que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.

  25. Hi Kitty, I hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving with your beloved family! Ours was very nice; we ate at my parents' house with our son, my sister, her daughter and daughter's boyfriend. We had LOTS of food, and I was glad for us to all be together.

    Your turkey is so cute!! :-D The pumpkin pie recipe looks delish -- I've seen these recipes for quiche as well. I've been meaning to try it. I love the Johnson Brothers "Friendly Village" pattern -- such a cozy and pretty pattern for fall and winter.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend!

    Big hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  26. The turkey is darling! And yes, I do remember "impossible pies". My favorite one is the cheeseburger version. This looks good. I am trying to remember if I ever tried a sweet one. Seems like there was a custard? Maybe you remember.

  27. Hi Kitty, I love the cute turkey craft! I remember impossible pie recipes being on the box of Bisquick. My sis made one, but I have never tried making one before. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  28. Nice visiting your blog.... as always.... smilie!


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