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apple cider baked beans

Apple Cider Baked Beans

Delicious homemade beans!
Course Beans, Side Dish
Cuisine All-American
Keyword baked beans, barbecue
Servings 12 Servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • Bean Pot


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried great northern beans, sorted, rinsed and soaked
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1/2 cup smoked cooked ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider or more


  • Soak beans: Place dried beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add enough cold water to cover the beans. Stir, cover the pan. Let stand at room temperature at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain water and rinse beans, drain again.
  • Make Beans: In a large soup pot, combine 6 cups of water and soaked beans. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered 2 hours or until beans are tender. Drain beans, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
  • Preheat oven to 325º
  • In a 2-quart casserole or bean pot, combine cooked beans, onion and bacon or ham. Stir in 1/2 cup apple cider, brown sugar, molasses, ketchup, dry mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Bake, covered, for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally, adding more apple cider if needed.