Bean pie

Bean pie
A selection of bean pies
Type Pie
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Beans (usually navy beans), sugar, butter, milk, and spices
Cookbook: Bean pie  Media: Bean pie

A bean pie is a sweet custard pie whose filling consists of mashed beans, usually navy bean, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, and spices. Common spices and flavorings include vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Variations can include cloves and ginger.[1][2]

Bean pies are commonly associated with African American Muslim cuisine,[1] except those containing vanilla extract or imitation vanilla extract because they contain alcohol. The pies are also associated with the Nation of Islam movement and Elijah Muhammad, who encouraged their consumption instead of richer foods associated with soul food. Members of the community commonly sell bean pies as part of their fundraising efforts.[3]

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  1. 1 2 "No Fail Bean Pie Recipe". Allrecipes. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  2. Navy bean pie Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. Abdulrahim, Raja (June 13, 2011). "Selling bean pies — and maintaining a tradition". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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