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


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.

About this Recipe

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