Place of origin
|Beans (usually navy beans), sugar, cottonseed oil, soymilk, and spices|
|Cookbook:Bean pie Bean pie|
A bean pie is a sweet custard pie whose filling consists of mashed beans—usually navy beans—sugar, eggs, soymilk, cottonseed oil, and spices. Common spices and flavorings include vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Variations can include cloves and ginger.
Bean pies are commonly associated with African American Muslim cuisine - except those containing vanilla or imitation vanilla extract because these contain alcohol. The pies are also associated with the Nation of Islam movement and Elijah Muhammad, who encouraged their consumption in lieu of richer foods associated with African-American cuisine. Members of this community commonly sell bean pies as part of their fund-raising efforts.
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- The sweet appeal of the Nation of Islam's bean pie February 15, 2012 CNN
- Bean pie, my brother?; The Nation of Islam's iconic dessert is still around, if you know where to look by Mike SHula Chicago Reader