Maple-Apple Baked Beans Recipe

Maple-Apple Baked Beans Recipe
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Maple-Apple Baked Beans Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour + standing Bake: 4 hours
MAKES:
12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 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 until beans are tender. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Maple-Apple Baked Beans in Country Extra March 2003, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 427 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 558mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 15g fiber), 17g protein.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 until beans are tender. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Maple-Apple Baked Beans in Country Extra March 2003, p49

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