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Apple Brown Sugar Baked Beans are one of the best two baked beans recipes - ever! simplysated
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Apple Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Apple Brown Sugar Baked Beans - the perfect side dish for any meat, but especially terrific with pork or brisket. This dish can be baked in the oven or cooked in a crock pot.---------------------------- Randall's Apple Bean Bake original recipe found here: http://randallbeans.com/2013/06/20/randall-apple-bean-bake/
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Susie Gall


  • 1 48- ounce jar Randall Great Northern Beans drained - rinsed or not
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large Granny Smith or other baking apples peeled & diced
  • ½ cup sweet onion – peeled & diced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or apple pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes - optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1-2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Country Bob’s Steak Sauce – optional
  • 4-5 slices center-cut bacon
  • Cooked meat of your choice: brisket hamburger, pork, bacon - optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. In large cast-iron skillet, melt butter, add diced apples and diced onion then cook until tender about 5 minutes.
  4. Add brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper, stir until well combined.
  5. Cook until sugar is melted.
  6. Stir in ketchup, molasses, vinegar and County Bob’s (if using). Stir well.
  7. Add beans and mix well.
  8. Place bacon slices over the top.
  9. Pour mixture into the prepared 2 quart casserole.
  10. Bake in a 400F oven for about 45 mins-1 hour.
  11. If desired, remove the bacon before serving.
  12. Serves 6 to 8.

Recipe Notes

Crock Pot Instructions:
Spray the crock pot with cooking spray.
Sautee apples and onions in a large skillet then place all ingredients in a crock pot or slow-cooker. Cook on high 2-3 hours or low 4 hours. Remove the bacon before serving.