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Pinto Bean Pie – Mock Pecan Pie

Love pecan pie … but not the calories? Here is your answer. This pie tastes a lot like pecan pie, but is lower in calories.


pinto beans and pecans1/3 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup pinto beans, cooked and mashed
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugars and eggs. Add in the mashed pinto beans and pecans.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the filling on low speed until it is well mixed.
  4. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake the pie until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes.


Create Your Own Unique Pie!

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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