Southern Green Beans with Apricots Recipe
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Southern Green Beans with Apricots Recipe

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Green beans and apricots have become a family tradition. Enhanced with balsamic vinegar, the flavors will make your taste buds pop. —Ashley Davis, Easley, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place beans and broth in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, 4-7 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.
  3. Add apricots to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until softened. Stir in vinegar, salt, garlic powder, pepper and beans; cook and stir 2-3 minutes longer or until beans are coated. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Southern Green Beans with Apricots in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p98

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annrms User ID: 2649709 248211
Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"Greatly enjoyed this side dish! The crunch of the al dente beans (that I cut instead of keeping whole), sweet & sour of the dried apricots, smokiness of the bacon, tartness of the vinegar and the combination of spices made this a palate pleasing recipe. It's definitely a keeper!"

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