Root Beer Apple Baked Beans Recipe
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Root Beer Apple Baked Beans Recipe

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All nine men in our family love roughing it outdoors. My beans with bacon and apples is a "must " to keep their outdoor energy going. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) baked beans
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 can (12 ounces) root beer
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper, optional
  • 1 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 255 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 778mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 9g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat, using 32-36 charcoal briquettes or large wood chips.
  2. In a 10-in. Dutch oven, cook bacon over campfire until crisp. Remove; discard drippings. Return bacon to pan; stir in baked beans, pie filling, root beer and, if desired, ancho chili pepper
  3. Cover Dutch oven. When briquettes or wood chips are covered with ash, place Dutch oven on top of 16-18 briquettes. Place 16-18 briquettes on pan cover.
  4. Cook 30-40 minutes to allow flavors to blend. If desired, sprinkle servings with cheese. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Root Beer Apple Baked Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2016, p43

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cocoachick User ID: 1662265 250529
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"What a fun twist on traditional baked beans! I followed the recipe except I used "no sugar added" apple pie filling. I included the ancho chili pepper and smoked cheddar. Next time I'll use less root beer just to make the bean sauce thicker; the flavor the soda gave the beans was delicious!"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 249734
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2016

"These beans were good, something different. I chopped up the apple slices, used only 3/4 cup root beer and only 1/2 cup shredded cheese. I made these beans yesterday when friends stopped by and everyone liked them so much, I plan to make a double batch for a big party I'm having Fourth of July weekend."

CSueMiller User ID: 8874495 248965
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"Really sweet! Too much for my taste."

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