Butter Bean Custard Pie


A great bean pie!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 day 1 hrs
Total Time:
1 day 2 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 cup butter beans

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon half-and-half cream

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie


  1. Soak the beans in the water overnight. The next morning, take the hull off beans. Place beans in a saucepan and add water to cover. Do not add seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook until beans are very tender, about 1 hour. Drain; when they have cooled slightly, mash beans.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Combine sugar, flour, butter, vanilla, eggs, and salt. Mix well. Stir in mashed beans; add cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cream.

  4. Pour into a pie shell. Bake until a knife inserted near the center of the pie comes out clean, 30 to 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving. Store pie in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
15g Fat
66g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.