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I thought 4 stars, DS felt it was 5 stars, so I went with 5. I halved the recipe, but used 4 slices of bacon instead of 3. The apricot preserves were a different addition for me in baked beans....a pleasant surprise. I'll try them again...next time I think I'll add a little diced bell pepper as well. Thanks for posting a deliciously different recipe. Made for Gimme 5 Tag.
So delicious! I wanted to take this to a potluck at work, so decided to cook in my crockpot. I also doubled the recipe. Good thing! They were gone so quick! I precooked my bacon so it would be crispy, mixed the rest of the ingredients and put crumbled bacon on top --wanted to make sure everyone got a bit of bacon too! :) Don't know how many copies of the recipe were made, but it is a winner! Made for PRMR Tag
Bacon, the sweetness of the apricot preserves, and fresh garlic made for a really enjoyable pot of beans. Made for Photo Tag, Nov. 2008.
This was a very nice recipe for baked beans. Loved the flavor the apricot preserves gave to this. Good combination. Thanks
I made this yesterday and omitted the bacon since I really dont like it at all, but added the kielbasa as suggested. I scaled this down to use one can of beans for me and my mother and we both liked it. The preserves gave this dish a certian sweetness that was not overpowering at all (which I find most baked bean recipes have). I used the two full garlic cloves even for my scaled down version since I never can get enough garlic lol. Great recipe!