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Maple-Apple Baked Beans

 Maple-Apple Baked Beans
This is an old French-Canadian recipe. We use pure maple syrup, but it's the apple slices that make this my favorite recipe for baked beans.
12-14 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + standing Bake: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 cups dried navy beans
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, quartered
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown or maple sugar

Directions

  • Place beans in a soup kettle or Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2
  • in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover
  • and let stand for 1 hour.
  • Drain and rinse beans; discard liquid. Return beans to the pan; add
  • 10 cups water. Bring to a boil Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30
  • minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
  • Line the bottom of a 4-qt. baking dish with bacon. In a large bowl,
  • combine the beans, onion, salt and mustard. Spoon over bacon. Pour
  • syrup over the top. Cover and bake at 350° for 3 hours, gently
  • stirring occasionally and adding reserved bean liquid if needed.
  • Arrange sliced apples over the top. In a small bowl, cream butter and
  • brown sugar; spread over apples. Cover and bake 1 hour longer or

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Maple-Apple Baked Beans (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until beans are tender. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 427 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 15 g fiber, 17 g protein.