I had no idea that such a thing as a bean pie even existed until about a month ago. A friend used to work in the city of Wilmington and he raved about them. He explained to me that they were sold on select corners by members of the Nation of Islam.
Delicious. Very delicious.
Bean pie tastes much like sweet potato, but with more of a nutmeg and spice kick.
I do not have the most discerning taste buds, so I brought some home for my wife and she too found it to be the bomb (which is saying something because she is not much of a pie eater - no innuendo should be read into that).
Turns out the Ali Bean Pie is made right in Wilmington, Delaware by the Universal Baking Company. Here is the website.