Baked Beans with Orchard Apples

Servings: 6 sides

Orchard apples are everywhere this time of year. If you can’t pick your own, buy them at farm stands. Even supermarkets like to bring in locally grown varieties. Sweet or tart, the choice is up to you for this recipe.



1 medium vidalia or other sweet onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon grainy yellow mustard

3/4 cup dark molasses

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

2 (15-ounce) cans white beans with liquid

1 large red crisp orchard apple, cut into a small dice, plus a few slices from another apple for garnish

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh sage leaves, plus a sprig for garnish

Baked Beans with Orchard Apples recipe 


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a medium saucepan coated with Teflon™ non-stick, sauté the onions over medium heat until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in the mustard, molasses, and maple syrup. Remove from the heat and stir in the beans, chopped apples, ginger, and chopped sage.

Add to an 8-inch square baking pan coated with Teflon™ non-stick. Bake in the oven for one hour or until the beans are thick and bubbly. Stir occasionally. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with sliced apples and a sprig of sage.

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