Maple Apple Baked Beans

Fall flavor favorites of maple and apple blend with great northern beans to create this unique, crowd-pleasing Maple Apple Baked Beans recipe.

Tart Granny Smith apples -- chopped with the skin still on for more fiber and nutrients -- balance the sweet barbecue sauce and maple syrup. Applewood smoked bacon gets the MVP award for this big-batch side dish.

Remember the winning strategy for better health: Rinse and drain those canned beans and slash the sodium up to 45 percent.

Maple Apple Baked Beans

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook time: 45 minutes

    Yield: Makes 15 servings (2/3 cup each)

Maple Apple Baked Beans Ingredients

    5 15-ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained

    2 1/4 cups chopped Granny Smith apple, unpeeled (2 very large apples)

    1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion

    1 12-ounce package thick-sliced applewood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled

    3/4 cup real maple syrup

    2 cups hickory-smoked barbecue sauce

    3 tablespoons stone-ground mustard

    1/2 teaspoon ancho chile pepper

    1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Maple Apple Baked Beans Recipe Instructions

    1. Heat oven to 350 F. Coat a 9- by 13-inch glass baking dish with vegetable spray.

    2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir well. Transfer to a baking dish.

    3. Bake for 45 minutes or until heated throughout. Stir once during cooking.

Maple Apple Baked Beans Nutrition information (per serving)

292 calories

13 g protein

54 g carbohydrates

3 g fat (1 g saturated)

8 mg cholesterol

440 mg sodium

622 mg potassium

94 mg calcium

2.7 mg iron

211 IU vitamin A

4 mg vitamin C

8 g fiber


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