One of my three teenage sons loves all things apple. He's not a big bean fan though. The other two sons love baked beans. With this yummy twist on baked beans, I satisfied all three of them. However, my husband was the one who raved the most. It's a hit at our house and wherever I take it.
Brown the sausage with the onions. Drain off grease.
Place the applesauce, apple chunks, mustard, brown sugar, cayenne pepper into a bowl. Grate in fresh nutmeg. It only takes a little nutmeg. Too much will overpower the other flavors. Stir together until mixed well.
In large bowl, mix the spicey apple mixture into the beans. Add sausage and onions. Fold in.
Bake in a glass or stoneware dish at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.