Okay, so you all knew this was coming…a pie made with…BEANS! You know my love of beans in dessert and it doesn’t take a holiday on Thanksgiving! This Mock Pecan Pie gets it’s filling from PINTO BEANS! Pecan Pie is expensive to make (and ESPECIALLY to BUY). However, this recipe will be nice to your pocket book and your waistline. It tastes JUST like Pecan Pie…and you don’t have to take my word for it…well you heard that Del liked it on the videos for the Pie Crust 101 Mini-Class but I also took it to a Relief Society meeting (a church womens organization) and they ALL loved it and didn’t know I did anything to it (Of course, because I didn’t tell them and you shouldn’t tell the people you make this for…well until they proclaim how delicious it is!). In fact, some still probably don’t know! Oh, how I love to use food storage…and to see people’s faces when they realize it is DELICIOUS!
Mock Pecan Pie
1 1/2 C. cooked, drained PINTO beans (you can also use white beans if you don’t have pinto)
1 1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. butter
3 eggs, beaten (3 T. dry egg powder + 1/3 C. water)
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. sea salt if desired
1/2-3/4 C. finely chopped pecans (I used more pecans…enough to generously cover the top of the pie)
Cream sugar, butter, eggs, and beans. (If you are using powdered eggs you don’t need to mix the dry egg powder with water first-just put the dry egg powder in with creaming and add the water with the vanilla, which is the next step). Add vanilla and salt. Pour into 9 inch unbaked pie shell (If you missed the Pie Crust 101 Mini Class-check it out for GREAT tips on how to make your own delicious pie crust). Sprinkle the chopped pecans over mixture. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes more. Pie is done when knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream.
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