Bean Pie Recipe: Navy Bean Pie

This is the flavorful bean pie often served by Muslim bakeries and individual cooks. Don’t let the beans fool you, though, this pie is really delicious and taste similar to pumpkin pie.

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup evaporated milk
2 cups navy beans, cooked and mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
Whipped cream topping (optional)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Put cooked beans into a food processor or use an electric mixer to get them to a smooth consistency.

In a bowl, combine the eggs and evaporated milk. Add in the beans, sugar and spices. With an electric mixer, beat on low speed until well blended.

Pour bean mixture into the pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 35 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

=> Bean Pie Recipe: Pinto Bean Pie

This is a mock pecan pie that is lower in calories, but still very delicious. I bet your family and friends will be shocked when they find out it’s made with pinto beans (but then again, it can be your little secret).

1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup butter
1 cup pinto beans, cooked and mashed
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugars and eggs. Add in the beans and nuts. With an electric mixer, beat on low speed until well mixed. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

=> Bean Pie Recipe: Butter Bean Pie

Butter beans are also known as lima beans. When shopping for butter beans, you want to use the light colored variety if the can says lima beans. This recipe makes a nice custard style bean pie.

1 can butter or lima beans
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon half-and-half cream
9-inch unbaked pie crust


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook beans without seasoning. Drain and mash well.

In a bowl, combine the beans, sugar, flour, butter, vanilla, eggs and salt. With an electric mixer on low setting, blend until well mixed. Add in the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and cream. Blend completely.

Pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Bake 30 to 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

=> Bean Pie Recipe: Black Bean Pie

This is a great vegetarian pie to serve for dinner along with a nice salad. For an added treat, you can garnish the pie with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies, drained
1 (14.5 oz.) can peeled and diced tomatoes, drained
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 (9-inch) unbaked pie crusts
1 (16 oz.) package cheddar cheese
10 (6-inch) flour tortillas


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the beans, green chilies, tomatoes, onion and garlic.

Line a 9-inch pie pan with one pie crust. Pour 1/4 of the bean mixture into the crust and spread evenly. Sprinkle on some of the cheese and cover with a tortilla.

Continue layering the bean mixture, cheese and tortilla until all used up. Cover with the second pie crust. Seal edges of crust and make several slits on top of crust to vent.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until pie crust is golden brown.

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