Apricot-Sweetened Bacon Baked Beans

You can still have spicy-sweet baked beans while limiting sugar. Dried apricots, instead of the typical brown sugar, contribute to the sweetness. Even better? The apricots provide good-for-you fiber!

Apricot-Sweetened Bacon Baked Beans in casserole dish
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 1/2 cups


  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 15 ounce cans navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup chopped dried apricots

  • cup no-sugar-added ketchup

  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2-qt. square baking dish. In a 10-inch skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Add onion to reserved drippings; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. In prepared baking dish combine half of the bacon and the cooked onion. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 50 minutes or until heated through and desired consistency. Stir gently before serving. Top with remaining bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 692mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 553mg 12%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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