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Josephine wrote:I’m sure that I’m not the only one who noticed reverence in the pie’s brand name, Supreme Bean, Or is that Supreme Bein’? And why should pies not be reverent? If beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, why should pie not turn our minds toward spiritual contemplation?
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And here are some bean pies spotted at the Lexington Market in Baltimore this spring.
Bill wrote:Well, the verdict is in: my co-workers weren't in an experimenting mood today, and, for the most part they avoided the pie. They'd circle the pie giving it a suspicious eye . . . then leave the room (small kitchen in the office) empty handed. 1/2 a pie was all that was eaten by 2:30 p.m., compared to 100% of most other pie's (and cakes) I bring into the office and which disappear by 9:30 a.m. The people who did try the pie said they liked it, but I could see on their faces, and hear in their carefully chosen words it's not something they'd make on their own . . . or purchase when out and about. Though, had I not taped a note to the pie plate explaining what it was, I suspect the pie would have been consumed quickly.
Muslim Bean Pie: Some History and the Best Recipe wrote:Best Tasting Traditional Bean Pie
2 cups navy beans (cooked 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
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups sugar
1 14 oz. 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. Bake about one hour until golden brown.
Makes 2 or 3 Bean Pies.
Bean pie recipe wrote:A bean pie recipe with Great Northern beans, butter, and spices.
· 2 (15 ounces each) cans Great Northern 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
In mixing bowl with electric hand-held mixer, beat the drained beans until smooth. Beat in eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder and milk.
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.
jetneo wrote:We have in our posession 5 bean pies imported from Chicago to Los Angeles. Can we successfully freeze them? Any other suggestions for preserving their freshness as long as possible?
Cathy2 wrote:Mike Sula wrote on the bean pie for The Reader.