These Slow Cooker Apple Pie Baked Beans are the perfect side dish to make for your 4th of July party or enjoy with any summertime meal. Baked beans, apple pie filling, barbecue sauce, and other ingredients are thrown together in the crockpot.
What are apple pie baked beans?
Apple baked beans are exactly what they sound like. They combine the taste and traditional baked beans (navy beans) with apple pie filling. They also grab flavors from barbecue sauce, cooked bacon, brown sugar, and diced white onion. If you’ve never had these before, then you are in for a real treat.
The prep time for this delicious side dish is quick and the cooking time doesn’t take long at all. In fact, you can start them just a few hours before your party or potluck and they will be ready to serve nice and hot. They can also be paired with just about anything!
- Bacon: This will be sliced, cooked, and drained of its bacon grease prior to being added to the crock pot.
- Baked Beans: You’ll need two cans and I prefer to use Homestyle Bush’s original baked beans. They are already amazingly flavored and taste yummy right out of the can.
- Apple pie filling: 2 cans should be all you need for this recipe.
- White onion: Diced and tossed into the slow cooker with everything else.
- Barbecue sauce: Adds a great flavor and it’s something you can play around with.
- Brown sugar: Adds the right amount of sweetness to the overall dish.
Step One – Add everything to the slow cooker and gently stir.
Step Two – Cook on LOW for 5 hours.
Step Three – Serve and enjoy!
What to serve with Apple Pie Baked Beans?
- Serve warm with any main dish of your choice. If you will be serving these during a barbecue, then they’ll taste great alongside barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers, pork, and chicken.
- In addition to main meat dishes, you can pair these beans with a side salad, potato salad, grilled vegetables, french fries, and cole slaw.
- To get a little creative, consider adding a scoop of beans on top of a baked potato, hot dog, or salad. The sweet and tangy flavors would mesh well with those foods.
- You can also serve baked beans by themselves with a piece of bread for sopping up the leftover juices.
I like a regular barbecue sauce for these beans but you can try different flavors like smoky, mesquite, or a spicy blend. Sweet Baby Rays Brand is always my go-to.
Some great additions would be diced jalapeno green pepper, a diced bell pepper of any color, and extra cannellini beans.
Add any remaining apple pie baked beans to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also store leftovers in the freezer. Just be sure to use a freezer-safe container and let them defrost to room temperature before heating them up.
Worcestershire sauce, garlic, mustard, and extra bacon would taste great.
Yes! Although I like to use Bush’s baked beans, you can use any brand of your choice.
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Baked Beans
- 16 oz. bacon sliced, cooked and drained
- 56 oz. Homestyle Bush’s Baked Beans (two 28 oz. cans)
- 42 oz. apple pie filling (two 21-oz. cans)
- ½ cup diced white onion
- ½ cup barbecue sauce
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- Add everything to the slow cooker, stir.
- Cook on LOW for 5 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
How to Video:
- I prefer to use a barbecue sauce like original Sweet Baby Rays, you don’t want to overpower the beans with a strong flavored barbecue sauce.
- Some great additions would be diced jalapeno green pepper, a diced bell pepper of any color, and extra cannellini beans.
- Add any remaining apple pie baked beans to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also store leftovers in the freezer. Just be sure to use a freezer-safe container and let them defrost to room temperature before heating them up.
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