Bean pie is a custard-based pie made from cooked beans, eggs, milk,
sugar, and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg blended together until
smooth and baked in a standard pie crust.
Yield: Makes one 9-inch pie
Pastry for a 9-inch single-crust pie,
such as Barry Maiden's Butter/Shortening Piecrust
•1 cup sugar
•1 tablespoon flour
•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
•1/2 cup evaporated milk or half-and-half
•1/4 cup butter, melted
•1 tablespoon vanilla extract
•1 cup mashed, cooked navy beans
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch pie pan with crust,
then crimp the edges decoratively.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg,
and stir with a fork to mix well. Add the milk, butter, eggs, and
vanilla, and stir to mix everything well. Add the mashed beans and
use an electric mixer or a whisk to beat all the ingredients
together well, making a thick, smooth filling.
Pour the filling into the piecrust. Place the pie on the bottom shelf
of the oven. Bake until the edges puff up and the center is fairly
firm, wiggling only a little when you gently nudge the pan, 40 to 50
Place the pie on a cooling rack or a folded kitchen towel and let cool
for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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