This recipe tastes like pecan pie, but uses pinto beans instead of pecans!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cornmeal in pie crust and set aside.

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  • Beat eggs in a large bowl. Beat in sugar, butter, vanilla and pinto beans. Pour filling into pie shell. Place pecans decoratively on top of pie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until golden brown and filling is set.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 51.4g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 77mg; sodium 260.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2009
This was surprisingly good! I admit I was skeptical but I just served this pie at a church dinner & people had no idea it wasn't actually pecan pie. It looked & tasted just like it! The recipe calls for 1/2 c. pecans. However I did add in a few more than that--probably closer to 2/3 c. pecans. Excellent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2012
I made this last night following the recipe exactly. I was very excited because of the rave reviews. I don't want to be overly critical but it truly tasted like pinto beans mixed in a super sugary filling--it was not very pleasant at all. I'm so sorry to leave this review but I'd stick with a traditional recipe because this didn't taste like pecan pie. Read More
(9)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2009
This was surprisingly good! I admit I was skeptical but I just served this pie at a church dinner & people had no idea it wasn't actually pecan pie. It looked & tasted just like it! The recipe calls for 1/2 c. pecans. However I did add in a few more than that--probably closer to 2/3 c. pecans. Excellent! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
This is the real deal y'all serious pecan pie action going on here. I prepared the recipe almost exactly as written. Actually I made two pies at once so I used one entire can of pintos drained (the recipe didn't say one way or the other) which ended up being a little more than c whole beans per pie. Before I added the pinto beans I smashed them flat into lumpy paste with a spatula. I mixed everything together on my mixer's highest setting so it was pretty smooth. My hands were shaking a little when I measured the vanilla so I think a little extra got in there. I also used an entire 6oz bag ( 1 c) of pecan halves to completely cover the top of two pies. After 20 of the 60 minutes had passed I covered the crust edges with foil. Be careful because the pie filling is still really sloshy at that point. This tastes AMAZING just like a pecan pie! Definitely needs cold milk or whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.:) Next time I think I'll make it in a real homemade crust instead of a refrigerated one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
GENIOUSE! This pie is excellent and no corn syrup! I cut down the sugar to 1 1/4 cups put a few extra beans and didn't measure the nuts just covered the top. I think I will experiment a little more next time- maybe add some chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2012
I made this last night following the recipe exactly. I was very excited because of the rave reviews. I don't want to be overly critical but it truly tasted like pinto beans mixed in a super sugary filling--it was not very pleasant at all. I'm so sorry to leave this review but I'd stick with a traditional recipe because this didn't taste like pecan pie. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2011
wow. That's all I can say. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2012
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
I used navy beans intead of Pinto and topped the pie with pecans as others suggested. It was delicious! I'd like to try to use less butter next time. I put all ingredients into my blender mixed it poured it into crust and topped with pecans. Read More
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