Sweet onions, tart Granny Smith apples, savory bacon and pure maple syrup makes this recipe stand out from your average baked beans.

Yield: 10 cups (15 servings of ⅔ cup each)



Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: Apple and great northern beans both provide soluble fiber, the type that helps lower cholesterol and enhance heart health.

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Recipe From: My Indiana Home

Ingredients

  • 5 cans (15 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2¼ cups Granny Smith apples (2 very large apples), peeled and chopped
  • 1⅔ cups sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ cups hickory barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ cup stone-ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper
 
 

Tips & Notes

Choose Granny Smith, the most tart apple variety, to balance the sweet ingredients in this baked bean dish.


SEE ALSO: Apple Answers: Selection, Storage and Cooking With Apples


 


 
 

Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well.

  3. Pour in 13-by-9-by-2-inch glass baking dish or cast iron Dutch oven coated with vegetable cooking spray.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly and heated throughout.


Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
http://farmflavor.com/maple-apple-baked-beans/
 

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  1. Apples Star in Winning Tailgating Recipes |  My Indiana Home says:

    [...] Maple Apple Baked Beans • Vidalia onions are the most widely available sweet onion. Other sweet varieties include Maui, Walla Walla, Oso Sweet and Rio Sweet. • Store fresh whole onions in a cool, dark, dry place and use within four weeks. No need to refrigerate until they’re cut. Use cut onions within three days. • Apples absorb refrigerator odors easily, so store them in a plastic bag away from foods with strong odors. • Choose Granny Smith, the most tart apple variety, to balance the sweet ingredients in this baked bean dish. • Ground ancho chile pepper can be found next to all the other herbs and spices in the baking aisle. • Apple and great northern beans both provide soluble fiber, the type that helps lower cholesterol and enhance heart health. • Drain and rinse canned great northern beans to slash up to 40% of the salt/sodium. • Use lots of onions in baked beans – they provide natural nutrients to fight heart disease, cancer and help keep your bones healthy. [...]

  2. Rachel Bertone says:

    Linked up at Foodie Friday and Foodie Friends Friday

  3. Diane Balch says:

    We tap our own maple syrup I’m sure my family will love to make your beans with our syrup. Thanks so much for sharing them with us on foodie friday.. the addition of apple.

  4. Lois Christensen says:

    LOVE baked beans and I love that you added the maple syrup! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Hope to see you again this week!

  5. Jennifer Smith says:

    I have made this a few times now and still can’t get enough!!.. first time I made exactly as written.. second time I peeled and cored the apples then threw them through my food processor to shred them.. and 3rd time I only had Sweet Baby Rays Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce and I think they were the best (just the perfect amount of kick).. and we just do the whole pound of bacon.. can never have to much bacon :)