Wow, was this *good*! Used the better part of two 15-oz. cans of Great Northern Beans. Hadn't quite enough white sugar, so supplemented withbrown sugar -- maybe not quite the 3/4 cup, but it was plenty sweet. A deeper, darker flavor than pumpkin/squash pies. Since a neighbor makes brownies that include black beans as an ingredient, I knew this would be good; how right I was!
Great, easy recipe. Hubby thought it was pumpkin pie. Navy beans, who would have thought! I used two 15oz cans, drained, and I pureed one of the cans in the processor, mashed the other. Made a nice texture. Also used skim evaporated milk, frozen pie shell.
I became addicted to the bean pies from Kareem's Muslim bakery in Detroit. I have made them for many of my catering events and fund raisers. People are usually skeptical, but can't get enough once they have tasted them. A shortcut I use is the unflavored, cooked navy/northern beans you can buy in jars. Also, I have used pinto, northern, lima and butter beans. Each has its own distinct taste and color! As to the spices, they can be added, changed according to personal taste without affecting the pie. A tad of vanilla maybe added if so desired.
This pie needs to be made like sweet potato pie using pumpkin pie or apple pie spices. One stick of butter and 11/2 tsp of vanilla. This pie is dynamite with these changes!!!! Try it you will love it.
It was hard to get people to try. But once they did, they really liked it!! The only thing is I would cut back on the nutmeg to maybe 1/2 tsp. Thanks!!!
To make this pie slightly more richer in taste, add 2 tablespoons of butter to the ingredients.
Exactly like pumpkin pie except the color and consistency. I don't think people would guess it was made of beans though. I used the immersion blender on the mix and it baked into a beautifully firm, full pie. I did not use the nutmeg at all. It is only the consistency that gets this a 4 star for me, I didn't love the consistency.
Absolutely phenomenal! If you don't tell them it is a bean pie no one would ever guess. I use a whole wheat crust to add even more nutrition to this phenomenal (did I already use this adjective?)pie. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Bean pie??? Don't knock it, till you try it!
I made this pie for my family and they went crazy especially when I told them what is in it now they all want the recipe. THANK YOU