Thursday, July 3, 2008


How many of you will admit that you've made or eaten one of Bisquick's "Impossible" pies? I collect cookbooks and the Betty Crocker Bisquick Cookbook made its way into my collection years ago. Their garden pies--a lowfat, healthy quiche--is an old favorite as are the blueberry muffins, but this morning I decided Larry needed a treat so I baked an "Impossibly Easy Cherry-Almond Pie." The only tinkering I did was to substitute a can of lite cherry filling. This makes a nice breakfast treat or anytime snack. Just know upfront that the term "pie" is used loosely.

Impossibly Easy Cherry-Almond Pie - 8 servings
1/2 cup Original Bisquick
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 tbs butter, softened
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

Brown Sugar Streusel
1/2 cup Original Bisquick
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs firm butter
sliced almonds
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a pie plate. Stir all ingredients except pie filling and brown sugar streusel and almonds until blended. Pour into greased pie plate. Spoon cherry filling over top. Bake 30 minutes.

While pie bakes, make streusel by mixing Bisquick, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender, until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over pie and bake 10 minutes more. Cool, then sprinkle with almonds.

N.I. 295 calories, 10g fat, 48g carb, 1g fiber per serving


  1. I will have to try this for Tim he loves Almonds and cherry pie this combo he will love.

  2. Cherry and almonds are a wonderful wonderful combnation!

  3. This looks heavenly! My mother makes the impossible coconut pie and its my favorite pie in the world, but then again its the only impossible pie I've ever tried! I'm forwarding her this recipe :). Of course, I could make it but......
    doesn't everything taste better when Mama does it?


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