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.
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.