Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

You will probably think I'm nuts, but I'm not! I am full of beans, cool beans as my boys used to say, but really, this is a true post and a real recipe! What am I cooking up now.....a pinto bean pie! Yep, you heard me right. We all know how beans are good for us, full of fiber and easily found in your pantry, but have you ever thought about making a pie with them? I only wish I had of, this recipe comes from the Not Quite June Cleaver Bakes a Pie cookbook, that I won from her blog last month. And I must say, of all the yummy pie recipes in her book, this one stood out and will be baked in my kitchen soon, I promise. Susan aka Not Quite June Cleaver states that this pie is very good and comes from her grandmother's recipe stash. I'm sure this was a great depression pie so it just may be as good as Susan says.

Pinto Bean Pie

1 1/2 c. unseasoned cooked pinto beans or a 15 oz. can, unseasoned
1 c. light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & cloves
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350. In a blender or food processor cream butter, sugar and eggs. Add the beans and blend till thick and smooth. Add spices and vanilla. Pour pie filling into a unbaked pie shell and bake for one hour or till a inserted knife comes out clean.

So, just how many of you love beans enough to give this one a try? If you do, be sure to come back and tell us what you thought. I'm anxious to try it, and will have to make one for our pastors, who just completed a month long bean fast! lol They would get a good laugh out of that. Enjoy!


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