Oh my... I think that's the first time I've ever heard someone tell somebody else to google me!
I'm glad you guys like the beans, but please remember that I wasn't the first one to put fruit pie filling in the bean pot. I don't know who first tried that, other than Jack's Old South down in Alabama (they used peach pie filling in theirs). The first one to try it had to be brave to do it, but I'm sure glad they did!
Upon edit, since ya'll named this thread "Keri's Hog Apple Beans", I suppose it would be appropriate to actually put the recipe here.
Keri's Hog-Apple Baked Beans
3 or 4 slices bacon, diced
2 (27 oz) cans Bush's Baked Beans
1/2 c. Blues Hog BBQ Sauce (or other sweet-spicy favorite)
1 lb. smoked leftover smoked pork or beef, more or less, or 1 lb crumbled cooked pork sausage (a maple fattie is good)
1 can apple pie filling, pieces somewhat chopped up
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. Mustard (prepared)
1 tsp chipotle or cayenne powder (optional, to taste*)
1 tsp Blues Hog barbecue rub (or your favorite de jour)
Brown bacon, and saute onion and green pepper in bacon grease. Mix in remaining ingredients. Bake at 325º for 1 hour, or simmer on stovetop in large pot for 30 minutes if you don't have time to do them in the oven. Serves 12.
This recipe began life as APPLE PIE BAKED BEANS from somewhere on the web, but I think I've made enough changes to it now to claim it as my own.
This is my standard for baked beans anymore. Jack's Old South does something similar to this, but I understand that they use peach pie filling instead.
*This is a rather spicy recipe due to the chipotle/cayenne powder. Feel free to leave it out if you'll be feeding those who prefer a less spicy taste.
Keri C, smokin' on Tulsa Time