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Anyone willing to share their Bean Pie recipe?

I attended a fall supper in a small french community in Manitoba last year and was intrigued by the bean pie offered as one of the many delightful pie options. I have always, always made pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving but would love to try bean pie! If I'm going to test it out on family, I don't want to test something willy-nilly from online....any favorites you're willing to reveal?

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  1. never heard of it...is it sweet or savory?

    1. I made a bean pie last week when I was making a raspberry tart. The tart shell had to be baked blind, and I forgot to line the shell with parchment before filling it with the beans that I use for pie weights, but I don't think that's what you had in mind.

        1. re: Bostonbob3

          This was nothing like I had in mind, but something I think I'll have to try nonetheless.

          1. re: Bostonbob3

            Bostonbob, I've read cookbooks and recipes for years and I've never seen anything like this. I'm anxious to try it. Thank you!

            1. re: Leper

              We like our beans here in Boston. :)

          2. I have one from Kentucky, called pinto bean pie. Let me know if this might be it and I'll send the recipe:)

            1. Pinto bean pie is sweet, using corn syrup, butter, sugar eggs and vanilla.

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              1. re: geekgirl

                Yes, the one I had was sweet, pureed beans, similar to some pumpkin pies I've had

              2. I'm assuming you are referring to the bean pie that's sweet. When I make bean pie I just substitute pureed beans (lima beans are good) for the canned pumpkin in the recipe for pumpkin pie that's on the back of the Libby's can. (I do a similar substitution for sweet-potato pie, using microwaved and riced sweet potatoes.)

                1. I have a pinto bean cake recipe if that will help

                  1. My favorite and very popular is the Black Bean Tart with Chili Crust from 'epicurious.'

                    1. Oh, man, and here I thought you were from California. Bean pie is a standard of the Black Muslim Bakeries.

                      It tastes a lot like pumpkin pie--Browniebaker's recipe will probably be similar to what you ate, assuming it was a sweet dessert pie.

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                      1. re: Louise

                        Waaaayyyyy far away from California! But yes, I'm looking for a sweet pie...the one I tried was very delicately flavoured.

                        1. re: korjay

                          ok now, I'm from CA and never heard of a bean pie...but not opposed to it at all!

                      2. O.K. Here it is;
                        1 cup pinto beans, cooked and drained
                        1 cup dark Karo syrup
                        1/4 cup butter
                        1Tbsp. vinegar
                        1 cup white sugar
                        4 whole eggs , beaten
                        2 tsp. vanilla
                        Cream sugar and butter together. Add beaten eggs, syrup, vanilla, and beans(mashed). Mix and pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 1 hour at a 375* oven.

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                        1. re: geekgirl

                          Thanks! I will definately try this!

                          1. re: geekgirl

                            Can you clarify - Is the one cup of beans the amount before or after cooking?

                          2. Bean pie recipe with Small White Navy beans, butter, and spices.
                            2 (15 ounces each) cans Small White Navy beans, drained
                            3 large eggs
                            1 1/4 cups sugar
                            1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
                            1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                            1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
                            1 teaspoon ground nutmeg or use freshly grated
                            1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
                            1 teaspoon baking powder
                            1/3 cup evaporated milk
                            1 pie crust, 9-inch, baked, cooled
                            Add to bean mixture. Beat mixture well to blend; pour into the cooled pie shell.
                            Bake the pie in preheated 350° oven for 50 minutes, or until set. Let pie cool before serving.

                            1. Sarah Austin’s Pinto Bean Pie

                              4 eggs
                              11⁄2 Cups of Sugar
                              1 Cup mashed pinto beans (little or no spices)
                              1⁄2 Cup melted butter
                              1 Tbsp. Vanilla
                              1 Cup Grape Nuts

                              Mix the eggs, sugar, beans, butter and vanilla together. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Cover with the Grape Nuts. Bake in a 400° oven until the center has risen and no longer jiggles (30-45 minutes).

                              1. Bean pies are common desserts among rural Southern blacks. Recipes are often like those for pecan pie but without the pecans. Pecans would have been expensive outside of areas where you might be lucky enough to have a tree or two in the yard. Or you might sell the yield from your trees and be happy with bean pies. Which are really tasty!

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                                1. re: MakingSense

                                  The best bean pies in my life have come from the Black Muslim Bakeries in Chicago and the Bay Area (there is one in Oakland). I don't even try to duplicate this at home- they have it down.

                                  1. re: drmimi

                                    I agree. Here in Houston, Texas the black muslim people have the best bean pie. The recipe they use to make this bean pie can be found at this website: muhammadspeaks.com/Pie.html
                                    and there is also a recipe for making the pie crust on the website. Hope you all try this pie. You won't regret it. I'm bout to make one tonight!

                                    1. re: rebelchic

                                      I too have made the Nation of Islam version of a bean pie, with navy beans. I think the recipe I used yields two pies. Delicately spiced with nutmeg. Nice enough -- give it a try!

                                2. To geekgirl:

                                  This sounds like the recipe I've been looking for since about 2000. Will canned pinto beans work?

                                  1. To Youffraita:

                                    Canned beans work great. Look for beans with as little seasoning as possible. Basically you want beans with a little salt and oil. Some vegetarian beans are a good choice.

                                    1. Are these anything like the Baltimore bean pies? I thought they tasted a bit like sweet potato pies (which I guess are kind of like pumpkin pies anyhow).

                                      1. A little late but I've just discoverd the sweet bean pie. A little history

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                                        1. go to http://www.kingdomrealityllc.com they sell the best bean pies . their pies are made by Sister Nadine. known for making the official Boston bean pie.