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Musselman’s Apple Butter Baked Beans

This easy-to-make recipe for baked beans is made using Musselman’s Apple Butter and a blend of other simple ingredients to make a tasty side dish.

Apple Butter

When I attended a summer social last month in Asheville, I received a little recipe book with recipes for Musselman’s Apple Butter.  Apple Butter.  Honestly, I had never used apple butter in recipes, so I was intrigued.

Flipping through the recipe book, I saw a photo and recipe for Apple Butter Bake Beans.  As luck would have it, I have  been wanting a good recipe for making homemade baked beans.  It must have been meant for me to try.  So I did.

The recipe was easy to follow.  The only ingredients that I didn’t have on hand at the time were minced dried onion and the apple butter.  Oh, and I didn’t have the beans.  Silly me.  Can’t have baked beans without the beans, can you?

I made my shopping list and headed to the store.  When I returned I got to work making the tangy dish.  It was so easy.  In fact, there are only three – just three – steps for making them as you will see in the recipe below.

IngredientsCombine apple butter, honey, ketchup, water, onion, salt, and cayenne.

BeansAdd northern, black, and red or pinto beans.

Musselman's Apple Butter Baked BeansBake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Easy, peasy.

I thought that they tasted good.  One thing would have made it better.  Only one little thing.  Bacon.  That is just my opinion.

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5 from 4 votes

Musselman’s Apple Butter Baked Beans

Not your ordinary baked beans, this tasty side dish is sure to please.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword apple butter, baked beans, side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 337kcal
Author Lynda


  • 1 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp minced dried onion
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 can 15.5 oz great northern beans, drained
  • 1 can 15.5 oz black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can 15 oz red or pinto beans, drained


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients except beans in large bowl. Stir in beans. Pour into 2-quart baking dish or casserole.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until hot and bubbly.



***Recipe reprinted with permission.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 436mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 28g
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Recipe Rating


Sunday 21st of September 2014

This is probably one of the most delicious bean recipes I've come across so far!


Sunday 21st of September 2014

This looks delicious. I love beans, I'm going to try this.

Theresa Gould @ Faith and Family Reviews

Sunday 14th of September 2014

We love bacon in our baked beans and this look delicious! I'll have to make it soon.


Sunday 14th of September 2014

I love baked beans and apple butter. This sounds like such a great combo that I will have to try it.


Friday 12th of September 2014

I would never have thought to use apple butter in baked beans but that sure does look good! I love baked beans!