An image depicting fresh apples

Baked Beans with Apples

October is National Apple Month, and why not take your love for fresh crisp apples beyond pie. Apples lend both tart and sweet aspects to bean dishes. Chop any type of apple and add it to your favorite baked bean recipe or try this easy one-dish baked casserole.


  • 2 15-ounce cans baked beans (vegetarian or with pork)
  • 1 medium granny smith apple, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and place in a greased casserole dish. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove cover and bake for 30 minutes or until dish is thick and bubbling.