Spicy Apple Baked Beans

Cindy Ferguson


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.

★★★★★ 5 votes
20 Min
45 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Who knew that sausage and apples in baked beans would be so good?! The spicy/sweet combination in this recipe is divine. It will be a big hit at your next BBQ.


55 oz
can of bush's original baked beans
1 large
apple (i used fuji.), diced or cut into chunks
1/2 c
natural applesauce
fresh grated nutmeg to taste
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 pinch
small pinch, cayenne pepper
2-4 Tbsp
brown sugar, light
1 lb
hot ground sausage (i used venison sausage.)
1 small
onion, diced

How to Make Spicy Apple Baked Beans


  • 1Brown the sausage with the onions. Drain off grease.
  • 2Place 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.
  • 3In large bowl, mix the spicey apple mixture into the beans. Add sausage and onions. Fold in.
  • 4Bake in a glass or stoneware dish at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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About Spicy Apple Baked Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fourth of July!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #apples, #beans, #potluck