Friday, March 14, 2008

Food Storage Pinto Bean Challenge

Is anyone interested in making a dessert using pinto beans? I have two food storage recipes that I want someone braver than I to try. I challenge you to make either pinto bean fudge or pinto bean pie. Ready, set, cook!

Pinto Bean Fudge

1 c cooked, mashed pinto beans
1/4 c milk
1 T vanilla
6 oz unsweetened chocolate
6 T butter
2 lb. powdered sugar
nuts (optional)

In a large bowl, stir beans and milk together, adding enough mil to resemble mashed potatoes. Stir in vanilla. Melt chocolate and butter and stir into bean mixture. Gradually stir in powdered sugar. Knead with hands to blend well. Spread in lightly buttered 9" baking dish. Chill for 1-2 hours.

Pinto Bean Pie

1 c mashed pinto beans
1/2 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
1/2 c butter, softened
1 unbaked 9" pie shell
pecan halves

Mix all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into unbaked pie shell and top with pecan halves. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 min. Reduce heat slightly and continue to bake another 25 min. or until knife inserted comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.


Robyn said...

I bet the pinto bean fudge recipe isn't half bad. I mean, there's one cup of pinto beans compared to two pounds of powdered sugar. That's bound to drown out the beans (which are pretty mild). But I confess. I'm too chicken to try it.

Mical said...

I may give the fundge a try. I would think most anything can taste okay with that amount of sugar! I will let you know when I do.

PS Tara, I finished The Friday Night Knitting Club last was fabulous. It comes highly reccomended by me.