This is the real deal, y'all — serious pecan pie action going on here. I prepared the recipe almost exactly as written. Actually, I made two pies at once, so I used one entire can of pintos, drained (the recipe didn't say one way or the other), which ended up being a little more than ½c whole beans per pie. Before I added the pinto beans, I smashed them flat into lumpy paste with a spatula. I mixed everything together on my mixer's highest setting, so it was pretty smooth. My hands were shaking a little when I measured the vanilla, so I think a little extra got in there. I also used an entire 6oz bag (~1½c) of pecan halves to completely cover the top of two pies. After 20 of the 60 minutes had passed, I covered the crust edges with foil. Be careful, because the pie filling is still really sloshy at that point. This tastes AMAZING — just like a pecan pie! Definitely needs cold milk or whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. :) Next time, I think I'll make it in a real homemade crust instead of a refrigerated one.
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This is the real deal, y'all — serious pecan pie action going on here. I prepared the recipe...