Rating: 3.5 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a mock pecan pie, which is quite similar to pecan pie, except that it uses pinto beans instead of pecans.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.)

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  • In a large bowl, combine beans, corn syrup, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla. Beat in the eggs. Pour into pie crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 72.8g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 69.8mg; sodium 295mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2004
This pie is great especially for nut lovers (like me) who cannot eat nuts anymore...doctor's orders.:o( Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2003
my familys loves this pie i love it its easy to make.there are no leftovers here its not to sweet and not heavy light to taste good not only for the hollidays but for anytime i am going to make one for the new year for work i better make two:) thank you for sharing i am mailing it on to my sisters in fl thank you:) Read More
(11)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2003
my familys loves this pie i love it its easy to make.there are no leftovers here its not to sweet and not heavy light to taste good not only for the hollidays but for anytime i am going to make one for the new year for work i better make two:) thank you for sharing i am mailing it on to my sisters in fl thank you:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2004
This pie is great especially for nut lovers (like me) who cannot eat nuts anymore...doctor's orders.:o( Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2010
Made this for the 1st time for Thanksgiving 2010. It was nice. next time i make it (and i shall) i will use less sugar (just a bit too sweet for me). Nethertheless it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
I baked this pie in early1970 ever one thought it was pecan i had lost my recipe so now i can fool some more people It was printed in the Lubbock Texas paper along with a lot more bean recipes i just lost my whole paper when we moved. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2014
I would've given this 5 stars if it added pecans! However even without pecans it would have been yummy (especially for people who have nut allergies but some crunch factor really makes a difference). I reduced the sugar by 1/3 and it was sweet enough would make this again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2004
I prefer the real thing not mock pecan pie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2013
If I had mashed up the beans better I think this would have been a bigger hit. However my sons figured out it was different so they were already assuming they would not like it. Would try this again if I could figure out a substitute for the dark corn syrup that my diabetic DH can consume. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2012
I tried this pie because my husband loves pecan pies but we have a relatively tight budget so don't purchase pecans often for much of anything except salads. We tend to spend the budget on plenty of produce & any discretionary food budget 's on parmesan & etc. In the past I considered trying peanuts instead of pecans but my husband was dubious so I didn't try that. When I heard of beans in a 'pecan' pie it just cracked me up so much that I decided that my husband had to try a pie this way. My daughter did the actual mixing & baking. She did a fairly good job. My family had mixed reviews on this pie. However before sharing our results I need to admit that we underbaked this pie a tad. Perhaps the texture of the beans might be different if it was baked a little longer. That said as it stands my husband is inclined to think that the beans in themselves are not a problem but that he would like a little crunch. So I'm thinking that substituting some peanuts for some beans would work better. Even peanuts have a significant expense for our particular budget especially when compared with beans. So next time we'll try about 1/3 C of peanuts. Also I think that rather than mashing the beans roughly I'll turn the 2/3rds cut of beans nuts out onto a cutting board & chop them roughly using a chef's knife. Other than that the recipe is alright but my husband likes the pie base of his mother's pie so I'll try the beans & peanuts in that base next time. Thanks 4 the idea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2013
Fantastic try it you'll like it. Read More