No-Fail Bean Pie


This is a traditional Muslim bean pie made with navy beans. There are only a few recipes for this pie, and it took me years of tweaking those recipes to come up with a version I like. Serve this pie warm or cold for an awesome dessert. Refrigerate leftovers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
2 9-inch pies


  • 1 (14.1 ounce) package double-crust pie pastry, thawed

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place each pie pastry into a 9-inch pie pan.

  2. Place navy beans and evaporated milk into a food processor. Add sugar, melted butter, eggs, egg yolks, flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg; pulse a few times, then process until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture into the prepared pie crusts.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until filling is set and crust is golden brown, about 35 more minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
17g Fat
57g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 262mg 6%

* 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.

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