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Molasses Baked Beans with Apples


Nothing celebrates molasses quite like baked beans.

Recipe courtesy of Geir Simensen, Scanway Catering


  • 2 cups (250 ml) dried white beans
  • 8 strips smoked local bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 apples, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) molasses
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) Coles mustard
  • 3 sprigs parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) water


  1. Soak beans several hours, drain, add water to cover, bring to a boil, simmer about an hour.
  2. Drain beans and place in baking dish with tight lid.
  3. Fry bacon, add it and remaining ingredients to beans and stir well.
  4. Add water.
  5. Bake at 275°F (135°C) until beans are tender and have absorbed liquid.

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