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Jessica B. Harris, High on the Hog Bean Pie

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“From Jessica B. Harris, High on the Hog book. This is a variation of the bean pie that represented the Nation of Islam to many. It was sold on the streets and in restaurants run by mosques around the country. This version was given to me by my friend Charlotte Lyons, who is the food editor of Ebony magazine.”
1hr 5mins
1 pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the drained beans in a bowl and beat them with an electric mixer until they are smooth.
  3. Add the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, and spices.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the baking powder to the evaporated milk and pour it into the bean mixture.
  5. Beat the mixture well and then pour it into the partially baked pie shell.
  6. Bake the pie for 50 minutes, or until it is firm.
  7. Allow the pie to cool before serving.

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