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Get ready for a flavor-packed twist on classic baked beans with my slow cooker apple pie baked beans recipe! Perfect for BBQs, family gatherings, or any meal, these beans combine the sweet tang of apple pie filling with hearty baked beans, spicy jalapeno, and crispy bacon. With just a handful of ingredients, this dish is a breeze to make and will be the star of any picnic or potluck. Whether you’re hosting a 4th of July bash or simply craving a delicious side dish, these slow cooker apple pie baked beans are sure to be a hit.

A white crockpot filled with Slow Cooker Apple Pie Baked Beans, surrounded by ingredients like apples, sliced jalapenos, and brown condiment on a white surface.

These sweet, spicy and savory apple pie baked beans are quite unusual. This is an easy dish to make and once you taste it you’ll want to make it again and again.

Fans of beans might also enjoy slow cooker cowboy beans, this 5-layer bean dip, or any of these hearty bean soups. Hashbrown breakfast casserole and jalapeno creamed corn are also amazing.

Two bowls of slow cooker baked beans with apples and sliced jalapeños are placed on a white surface. Nearby are a pot of baked beans, a small bowl of diced green peppers, a bowl of apple slices, and whole jalapeños.

Why You’ll Love It

Balanced flavors: The combination of sweet, savory and spicy is a magical one, and you’ll find all the different flavors in apple baked beans come together really well.
So easy to make: All you have to do is cook the bacon and then add it to your Crockpot along with the other ingredients. Then simply flip the switch and wait!
A real crowd-pleaser: This flavorful bean side dish is ideal if you have people coming over and everyone will want some of this flavorful apple pie baked beans. They main an unusual change from traditional baked beans.

A wooden spoon holding Crock pot apple pie baked beans with bacon, a jalapeño slice, and apple slices hovers over a pot of the same dish.

Apple Pie Baked Beans Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below

Baked beans: I like to use Bush’s original baked beans. If you prefer another brand, go ahead and use that instead. As the main ingredient in the dish, it’s worth using a good quality brand of baked beans.
Apple pie filling: Again, you can use your favorite brand of apple pie filling in this apple pie baked beans dish. Or you can use homemade if you want to.
Bacon: Start off with pre-cooked bacon or cook your own. You can use turkey bacon if you prefer.
BBQ sauce: Sweet Baby Ray’s works well unless you have another favorite.
Bacon: For saltiness and meatiness.
Spices: Cinnamon and smoked paprika add warm earthy flavors.
Brown sugar: For sweetness. Feel free to leave this out for a less sweet result.
Jalapeno: To spice it up. This ingredient is optional (or, for extra spice, double up on the jalapeno!)

Ingredients arranged on a white surface: a bowl of baked beans, cooked bacon bits, brown sugar, chopped onions, apple pie filling, mustard, barbecue sauce, sliced jalapenos, soy sauce, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.

How to Make Baked Beans with Apple Pie Filling

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card

Cook the bacon: Unless you’re starting with precooked bacon, cook it until crisp.
Combine the ingredients: Chop the bacon and combine with the other ingredients in a slow cooker.
Cook and serve: Stir the contents of the crock pot and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours, then serve warm.

A close-up of slow cooker apple pie baked beans with slices of bacon and apple slices, being stirred by a wooden spoon.

Substitutions and Variations

Gluten-free option: If you want a gluten-free version, check the labels on your baked beans and apple pie filling, as well as the BBQ sauce to check they’re gluten-free.
More meat: Instead of using plain baked beans, why not try canned pork and beans for a meatier result?
Sugar-free version: Use sugar free BBQ sauce, baked beans and apple pie filling, and either omit the brown sugar or substitute brown Swerve instead.

A black bowl filled with apple baked beans, chunks of apple, and sliced jalapeños on a white surface. Another similar bowl and a small decorative bowl with slow cooker apple pie baked beans are in the background.

Serving Suggestions

Appetizers: Start dinner with enchilada soup or some smoked spiced shrimp.
Main dish:
Sheet pan chicken drumsticks or cowboy sliders are tasty with these apple pie baked beans.
Dessert: Finish the meal with Canadian butter tarts, puffed wheat squares, Boston cream poke cake, or a berry jello dessert.

A casserole dish filled with slow cooker apple pie baked beans and pieces of bacon, garnished with jalapeño slices. Surrounding the dish are bowls, spoons, and a tea towel.

How to Store Apple Pie Filling Baked Beans

Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within 5 days.
Freeze: You can freeze baked beans well. Freeze this dish in portions for up to 3 months.
Thaw: Defrost overnight in the fridge.
Reheat: You can warm this back up in a pan on the stove or in the microwave.

A close-up of a spoon lifting a serving of slow cooker apple pie filling baked beans with chunks of apples and a slice of jalapeño from a black pot.

Top Tips

Crispy bacon: You can fry the bacon in a skillet, cook it on a griddle or put it on a baking sheet and give it 20 minutes in the oven at 325°F. When the bacon is crisp, cut it into pieces with scissors.
Taste as you go: You might want to adjust how sweet, how salty or how spicy this is, so it’s a good idea to give the mixture a taste before cooking and then again after cooking in case you need to tweak anything.
The perfect pairing: Since this is such a tasty dish with lots of depth to the flavor, you might like to serve it along something relatively plain, for contrast. Grilled chicken or a juicy steak would be ideal.

A pot of Crockpot baked beans with apples mixed with pieces of bacon, and sliced jalapenos.

Crockpot Apple Pie Baked Beans FAQs

Can you use apple puree instead of apple pie filling?

You can, although it won’t have the sweet or spicy flavors you get in apple pie filling. For this reason, you’ll probably want to add extra sugar to the dish as well as extra spices.

What kind of barbecue sauce is best for making slow cooker apple pie baked beans?

You can take your pick from sweet, spicy or smoky. If you’re using a very sweet one, you might want to adjust the amount of sugar added. The same applies to spicy barbecue sauce and the amount of jalapeno you add.

What else can you add to the apple pie baked beans?

Try some minced bell pepper or crushed mustard or cumin seeds. You can also add finely chopped, peeled fresh apples for texture.

Top-down view of a pot of slow cooker baked beans apple pie filling along with bacon and jalapeño slices on a white surface, surrounded by a wooden spoon, fresh jalapeños, chopped green peppers, white towel, apples, and black plates with spoons.

Sweet and Spicy Apple Pie Baked Beans Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Baked Beans

By: Bella Bucchiotti
These sweet, spicy and savory apple pie baked beans are quite unusual. This is an easy dish to make and once you taste it you'll want to make it again and again.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

  • 2 Cans baked beans, 28 ounces each
  • 2 Cans apple pie filling, 21 ounces each
  • 10 Slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ Cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • ½ Cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Fry the bacon in a skillet or bake it in the oven until crispy (see notes below).
  • Cut the bacon into pieces and add it to the slow cooker with all the other ingredients. Stir well.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours, stirring again before serving.

Notes

Crispy bacon: You can fry the bacon in a skillet, cook it on a griddle or put it on a baking sheet and give it 20 minutes in the oven at 325°F. When the bacon is crisp, cut it into pieces with scissors.
Taste as you go: You might want to adjust how sweet, how salty or how spicy this is, so it’s a good idea to give the mixture a taste before cooking and then again after cooking in case you need to tweak anything.
The perfect pairing: Since this is such a tasty dish with lots of depth to the flavor, you might like to serve it along something relative plain, for contrast. Grilled chicken or a juicy steak would be ideal.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg
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This baked beans recipe with apple pie filling is certainly one of the more unusual side dish options. If you’re a fan of Bush’s baked beans and you also love the sweetness of apples as well as warm spices, you’re highly likely to fall in love with this apple pie beans side dish. It goes well with meat or poultry and it’s always popular if you’re having a party or BBQ.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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