Fruits and Veggies - Fresh Canned Frozen

Apple Bean Bake

Apple Bean Bake

Adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly: Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Phyllis Pellman Good

Servings: 10
Portion: 1/2 cup (125 mL)
Cost per serving: $0.23

Ingredients

2 apples
2 x 14-oz cans (2 x 398-mL cans) brown baked beans in tomato sauce
1/4 cup (50 mlL) brown sugar, lightly packed
1/3 cup (75 mL) ketchup
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger, ground
1 tbsp (15 mL) molasses

Step 1: Wash and dice the apples and place in the slow cooker. Ready-sliced apples work well in the recipe and save time.
Step 2: Mix all the other ingredients with the apples in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3–4 hours.

Quick Tip: Canned brown baked beans work well in this easy-to-assemble recipe. Mix all the ingredients in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and it should be ready for lunch.
Serve with a whole-wheat roll to make a complete meal that is high in fibre, protein, and micronutrients.
 

Did You Know?

Apples…

  • are members of the rose family? Apple trees have blossoms before they bear fruit. Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but gradually fade to white.
  • There are more than 7,500 different varieties of apples grown worldwide?
  • are grown right in the Annapolis Valley? In the Annapolis Valley we are lucky to be able to enjoy Cortland, Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Golden Russet, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp, Idared, Jonagold, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Paula Red, Red Delicious, and Spartan apples.
  • One medium apple is a good source of vitamin C and fibre.
  • Fresh apples float. Do you know why? It’s because 25 per cent of an apple’s volume is air.
  • ripen faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated? Store them in the fridge to keep them longer!