Apple Pie Baked Beans is a sweet spin on baked beans, loaded with bacon, BBQ sauce, and pie filling. The perfect recipe for your next BBQ! That combo of sweet apple pie filling with that bit of tang in BBQ sauce seems tailor-made for the season- It’s such an amazing flavor combo.
There’s all sorts of baked beans recipes online. Making them into these Apple Pie Baked Beans was something I had to try. My family was a bit skeptical at first but, they loved the flavor. It’s an amazingly easy BBQ side dish recipe. It’s something different from the Traditional Slow Cooker Baked Bean Recipe that we usually make! Our recipe makes more than enough to feed everyone at your next summer barbecue, cookout, or get-together.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Making Baked Beans with Apple Pie Filling is an easy way to add tons of flavor and a bit more sweetness to a classic summer recipe.
- It’s a very easy summer side recipe. It only needs 5 ingredients and you’re going to spend most of the time making it waiting on it to finish up in the oven.
- With all the ingredients we had, we were able to make plenty of baked beans. This is a great recipe if you’ve got a big family or need something to serve at your next BBQ or cookout.
Baked Beans with Apple Pie Filling Ingredients
All the ingredients for this delicious summer BBQ side shouldn’t be too hard to source- that’s one of the best parts about this recipe! Run to your local grocery or raid your pantry and pick up the following ingredients:
- Bacon – Go with raw thick cut bacon for this recipe. It’ll work the best.
- Onion – Just a small onion here, white or yellow onion preferred. These are usually your best bet- anything else is going to taste a bit too sharp.
- Apple Pie Filling – You can go with the usual canned apple pie filling or try using our Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe. Make sure you chop your filling up into small pieces before using them.
- BBQ Sauce – Reach for your favorite barbecue sauce here or maybe go with our 3 Ingredient BBQ Sauce instead! We had some of this Stubbs BBQ Sauce on hand. The Hickory Bourbon BBQ Sauce specifically- and we think it tasted great.
- Canned Pork and Beans – We used 3 cans and it made more than plenty. Feel free to scale the recipe down if you’re making our Apple Pie Baked Beans for a smaller group or family.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make Apple Pie Baked Beans
All the ingredients for our BBQ Baked Beans are easy to find and cooking them is so easy- what’s not to love here? To make your own apple baked beans from scratch, here’s all you have to do:
- Chop apple pie filling and bacon into bite-sized pieces before frying bacon in skillet over medium heat until crisp. Move bacon to paper towel-lined plate and drain off excess fat from pan.
- Cook onions in leftover bacon fat over medium heat until translucent. Cut heat, stir in apple pie filling, BBQ sauce, bacon bits, and beans until well mixed.
- Set skillet in oven at 325 degrees and let bake for 30 minutes.
Having trouble finding some of the ingredients for our Apple Pie Baked Bacons? Here’s some substitutions you can try.
- Pork and Beans – We used canned pork and beans for this recipe because we wanted to control the flavor of our sauce. In a pinch, you could always sub in some canned baked beans. It will affect the flavor of the sauce- or cook up some navy beans and add some extra bacon.
- Bacon – If you can’t find any thick-cut bacon. You could try using a thinner cut or even some microwavable bacon in a pinch. If bacon is totally off the table, you could try making some baked beans with hot dogs.
I have yet to try it but, these beans may be a perfect side to smoke in the smoker! If you decide to give that method a try, let us know in the comments below!
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- Pie Filling Baked Beans – You could try making this exact same recipe with other sorts of canned pie filling. Outside of apple pie filling, peach pie filling might be your first stop- Peach Baked Beans sound pretty good!
Storage / Freezing
Storage: After making up a batch of our Apple Pie Filling Baked Beans, you’ll want to put your leftovers in the fridge. Let cool before putting in a resealable container and setting in the fridge- kept like this, they’re good to eat for 3-5 days. Try to eat them within 2-3 days for best taste and texture.
Freezing: You can also freeze baked beans after they’ve been cooked if that’s what you prefer! Same steps apply: let cool before putting in a freezer-safe container and keeping in the freezer. Enjoy within 2-3 months.
If your beans seem a bit to sweet, add about one tablespoon of yellow or dijon mustard.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
Apple pie baked beans are a tasty twist on traditional baked beans. The flavors of baked beans with the sweetness and warmth of apple pie.
Yes, if you would like to make this recipe from scratch. First, you can soak dried beans overnight, then cooking them until tender. Also, fresh apples could be diced and added to the dish before baking.
Apple pie baked beans can be served as a side dish or also as a main course. Serve them with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or cornbread.
Yes, you can prepare apple pie baked beans in advance. Just store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. They can be reheated in the oven or on the stovetop when you’re ready to serve.
Other Baked Bean Recipes
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Other Apple Recipes
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Apple Pie Baked Beans
- 21 oz Apple Pie Filling 1 can
- 10 oz Bacon
- 1 small Onion Diced
- 1 cup Bourbon BBQ Sauce I used Stubb’s Hickory Bourbon
- 45 oz Pork and Beans 3 cans
- Chop pie filling into small pieces. Set aside.
- Cut raw bacon into bite sized pieces.
- Preheat oven to 325.
- In an oven safe skillet, fry bacon over medium heat until crispy.
- Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate and drain excess fat from pan.
- Add onions to pan and cook until translucent.
- Add pie filling to pan and stir until well mixed.
- Add BBQ sauce and bacon to pan and stir until well mixed.
- Add beans to pan and stir until well mixed.
- Place pan in oven for 30 minutes.