Bean Pie Recipe

Growing up in a little Northern USA city called New York, one of the thing you were likely to see were Black men wearing bow-ties who would say, “Bean pies, my brother?” They are usually small.   If you ever purchased one then you know they are tasty little things.  See this Bean Pie Recipe:


2 cups navy beans (cooked to according to package instructions)

Note: You’ll want to make sure that you have planned ahead to make this pie because you need to pre-soak the beans before you can cook them.

1 stick butter

2 tablespoons flour

4 eggs

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups sugar

1 14oz. can evaporated milk

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons vanilla


Cook beans until soft. Preheat oven. to 350 degrees.

In electric blender, blend beans, butter, milk, eggs, nutmeg and flour about 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into pie shells. (Mrs. Smith’s brand pie crust is a good one to use.) Bake about one hour until golden brown. Makes 2 or 3 Bean Pies.


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9 thoughts on “Bean Pie Recipe

  1. I am writing fiction about African Americans in the 1800’s. Have you heard of butterbeans used in a similar way, or would they be used only for savory recipes? BTW, this looks good, and I’m going to try it. Thank you.

  2. I loved the bean pies from the Nation of Islam brothers. It was such a treat when my mother would bring one home. Good memories.

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