Cooking Together: Bean Pie from Khadijah and Aisha

Bean pie is a dessert rich in history and flavor. In the 1930s, members of the Nation of Islam began making and selling bean pies to break away from foods historically associated with Black people in the American South, namely the sweet potato pie.  

Ramadan (also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide by fasting from sunrise to sunset. Throughout the month, the community refrains from consuming food and water during the day as a way to reflect on their lives, connect with their faith, and grow their compassion for others. 

Join Khadijah A., VP of Economic and Social Impact, and her mom, Aisha, in making their take on this traditional and history-rich dessert. Ramadan Mubarak to you and yours. 

Aisha’s Bean Pie 

Ingredients 

1 can navy beans 

1 12-ounce can evaporated milk

1 stick butter, softened

2 1/2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 tablespoons flour 

1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon lemon extract

Pie crust

Directions

 1. Preheat oven to 350℉. 

 2. In a blender, add some evaporated milk and beans – do not drain. Blend until smooth.

 3. Add butter, sugar, eggs, flour, nutmeg, lemon extract, and remaining evaporated milk. Mix slightly before blending to ensure complete incorporation. Blend until completely smooth. 

 4. Fill pie crusts with the mixture and carefully transfer into the preheated oven. Bake for 1 ½ hour. 

 5. Let cool, slice, and serve! Pro tip: Top with whipped cream for extra sweet, holiday flavor. 

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Category: Food & Drink, Recipes

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