Butter Bean Custard Pie Recipe
- 1 cup butter beans
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon half-and-half cream
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
step 1: Soak the beans in the water overnight. The next morning, take the hull off beans. Place beans in a saucepan and add water to cover. Do not add seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook until beans are very tender, about 1 hour. Drain; when they have cooled slightly, mash beans.
step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 3: Combine sugar, flour, butter, vanilla, eggs, and salt. Mix well. Stir in mashed beans; add cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cream.
step 4: Pour into a pie shell. Bake until a knife inserted near the center of the pie comes out clean, 30 to 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving. Store pie in refrigerator.