Delicious Southern-style Peach Baked Beans Recipe

Are you in the mood for some soulful Southern cuisine? Then look no further, because I have a recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to Georgia peach country. Introducing my Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans Recipe! This dish is perfect for any backyard BBQ or potluck party.

But these aren’t your average baked beans – they’re loaded with brown sugar, crispy bacon, onion and Great Northern beans, and then swirled with a luscious Georgia peach puree. The flavors of molasses and Bourbon also make an appearance, giving these beans a smoky depth that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the peaches.

The aroma alone will tantalize your senses, and once you take a bite into the perfect harmony of tangy and sweet notes, you’ll be hooked for good. With this recipe, you can say goodbye to boring old plain baked beans and hello to the peachiest bowl of deliciousness that you’ll ever taste. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans
Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans

Picture this: a warm summer evening, grilling some juicy barbecue, and the sweet smell of molasses in the air. I can bet that there’s one thing missing from this picture: Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans! These peach baked beans are the perfect side dish for any picnic or BBQ gathering. Trust me; your guests will be begging for more!

One reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it contains flavorful ingredients that complement each other well. Picture great northern beans cooked with slices of bacon until golden brown. Add to that a bit of onion, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and some tangy ketchup. The secret ingredient? A generous helping of canned Georgia peaches, providing these baked beans with the ultimate level of sweetness.

Not only do these Southern-style peach baked beans offer a contrasting texture that elevates every meal, but they also add a layer of rich sweetness to balance out even the spiciest barbecue dishes.

But wait – there’s more! If you’re looking for a unique twist on traditional baked beans, our Bourbon Peach Sauce topping makes sure that these peach baked beans stand out from the crowd. It’s a perfect combination of sweet and savory flavoring originating from the bourbon base.

Lastly, these southern-style peach baked beans are an attractive sight as they glisten in the sun with the sheen created by succulent sauce prepared to perfection.

In summary, you’ll love this recipe because it’s authentic soul food at its finest! Bland food has no place on your table – switch it up with Georgia Peach Baked Beans.

Ingredient List

 Juicy Georgia peaches add a sweet and summery touch to classic baked beans.
Juicy Georgia peaches add a sweet and summery touch to classic baked beans.

Here are all the ingredients you need to gather before making this flavorful Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans Recipe:

For the Baked Beans

  • 3 cups of canned great northern beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 2 slices of bacon, chopped.
  • 1/2 cup of onion, minced.
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans of canned peach pie filling.
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
  • 1/4 cup of molasses.
  • 1/4 cup of bourbon.
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup.
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce.

For the Peach BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups of canned peaches, drained and pureed.
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup or honey.
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard.

Gather these Southern ingredients to enjoy perfectly tender beans with a taste sensation reminiscent of a Georgia peach cobbler or milkshake.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect side dish for backyard barbecues and potlucks.
The perfect side dish for backyard barbecues and potlucks.

Let’s get cooking! This Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans recipe is a delight for your taste buds. The flavors of molasses, Bourbon, bacon, and onion all come together with beans to create a dish that will make you want to come back for seconds. Follow these easy steps and become a master chef in no time!


  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cups canned great northern beans, drained
  • 1 cup canned peach pie filling
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat for about 5 minutes until it’s crispy.
  3. Add the onion to the pot and cook for another few minutes until it becomes soft and translucent.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients: Great Northern beans, canned peach pie filling, ketchup, Bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla bean extract.
  5. Mix everything together until it is well combined.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Put the pot in the oven and bake for about an hour until the top is golden brown and crispy.

The aroma of this baked concoction will have your mouth salivating in no time. Feel free to garnish with some chopped fresh parsley and serve. This tasty combination can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish for your meal. So, try out this amazing Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans recipe and let me know how it turns out!

Substitutions and Variations

 Don't forget to top them off with crispy bacon bits for an extra flavor boost!
Don’t forget to top them off with crispy bacon bits for an extra flavor boost!

While this recipe for Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans is delicious as is, feel free to experiment with some different ingredients to give the recipe a unique twist. Here are some substitutions and variations you may want to try:

– Molasses: Instead of brown sugar, mix in 1/4 cup of molasses for a richer, more complex flavor.

– Different Beans: Although the recipe calls for Great Northern beans, you can substitute navy beans, pinto beans or black beans for an even greater depth of flavors. You can also use canned beans or cook your own.

– No Bourbon: If you don’t have bourbon on hand, simply omit it from the recipe. Alternatively, swap it out with a splash of apple juice or Dr. Pepper instead.

– Different Meat: Try experimenting with different meats in this recipe. Ground beef adds a heartiness that pairs well with the beans while chunks of smoked sausage brings a smoky flavor that tastes oh-so-soulful.

– Peach Alternatives: If fresh Georgia peaches are not in season, you can still enjoy this dish by using canned peaches or peach pie filling (1 or 2 cans depending on your preference). To achieve that perfect peach flavor, add a few slices of fresh peach to the mixture as well.

– Sauce Substitutions: For an even more innovative take on Southern-style baked beans, try mixing up the sauce. You can replace the ketchup with barbecue sauce or peach BBQ sauce for an extra hit of smokey sweetness. Maple syrup is also a great substitution for brown sugar if you want a different kind of sweetness.

– Serving Options: Finally, consider serving these baked beans as part of a main meal or as a tasty side dish at your next BBQ or Pot Luck gathering. They go well alongside smoked meats like ribs and brisket as well as traditional southern staples like cornbread and collard greens.

Serving and Pairing

 Southern-style comfort food at its finest.
Southern-style comfort food at its finest.

When it comes to serving Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans, there are plenty of options on how to present this delightful dish. As a lover of soul food, I can tell you that nothing is better than adding some barbecue-style meats to your plate of baked beans. Some pulled pork or smoked brisket will enhance the taste and texture of these baked beans.

Additionally, if you are feeling adventurous, try pairing peach baked beans with dishes like fried chicken, roasted corn, or even collard greens. These accompaniments bring out the earthy flavors of the beans and pair perfectly with the sweetness of the peaches.

For drinks, we recommend a glass of cold iced tea with a slice of lemon or a refreshing drink like Southern Peach Pie Milkshake. The combination of vanilla bean ice cream and southern peach pie filling makes it an excellent choice for pairing with this hearty meal.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, try pairing these baked beans with a simple salad and grilled vegetables. This will give you a healthy dose of vitamins and compliment the richness and sweetness from the beans.

Remember that this recipe packs in bold flavors; therefore, whatever you decide to serve alongside Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans should contribute positively to its profile without contradicting it.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A hint of tanginess from the mustard and apple cider vinegar perfectly balances out the sweetness.
A hint of tanginess from the mustard and apple cider vinegar perfectly balances out the sweetness.

One of the best things about this Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans recipe is that you can make it ahead of time without sacrificing its delicious taste. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights or when cooking for a large gathering.

To make-ahead, simply follow the recipe instructions, cool the beans completely and transfer them to an airtight container. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. When reheating, add a tablespoon of water or apple juice to the container and heat over medium heat until they’re warmed through.

When it comes to storing leftover baked beans, always cover and refrigerate within two hours of cooking. You can store your leftover baked beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. To reheat, place them in a pot over medium heat with a little extra water or apple juice to keep them nice and moist.

These beans are so versatile that you can serve them as is or with other dishes like fried chicken, barbecue ribs, or even grilled steak. And let’s not forget about dessert – these peachy beans would be perfect served alongside a classic peach cobbler or even on top of vanilla bean ice cream for a unique dessert experience.

In conclusion, with these tips, you’re sure to enjoy your Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans even after they’ve been made ahead, stored, and reheated.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These beans are so delicious, they'll steal the show at any cookout.
These beans are so delicious, they’ll steal the show at any cookout.

Making the perfect southern Georgia peachy baked beans recipe requires careful attention to detail. As a chef specializing in southern-style cuisine, allow me to share my tips for achieving the best results with this recipe.

1. Make Use of Molasses

Molasses is one ingredient that can really transform this recipe. Its thick and syrupy texture adds depth of flavor, while its sweetness serves as an excellent balance to the tanginess of the barbecue sauce.

2. Utilize Bacon Wisely

Bacon adds a smoky and savory flavor to the dish when used correctly. That being said, it’s important to cook it well before placing it into the mixture so that it doesn’t end up greasy and undercooked.

3. Add Bourbon Sparingly

A little bit of Bourbon goes a long way in this recipe, so resist the temptation to add too much in one go. It’s important that you proceed with caution as adding too much can overwhelm the other flavors in the dish.

4. Adjust the Sweetness Level

Invariably, everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to sweetness levels in food. Adjust the brown sugar, molasses or maple syrup quantities depending on whether you like your baked beans extra sweet or less so.

5. Give Enough Time to Cook

To get those classic Southern-style cooked-until-tender and sticky baked beans; a few doses of patience are key. Cook them slow and low – resisting the urge to increase oven temperature – otherwise you stand at risk of producing dry or hard beans.

Bear these tips in mind when making your own batch of Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans and your final dish won’t only smell like bliss but taste just as heavenly!


Now that you are familiar with Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans recipe, it’s natural to have questions or concerns. Do not worry; I’m here to help answer some frequently asked questions about the recipe. These FAQs will give you more insights into the recipe, and hopefully make your cooking experience smoother. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions!

How to add flavor to canned baked beans?

This recipe calls for the savory flavors of crispy bacon, pungent onion, rich molasses, zesty spicy brown mustard (or substitute with yellow mustard), umami-packed Worcestershire, sweet brown sugar, and tangy ketchup. Additionally, you may add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for an extra touch of tartness.

What makes Bush’s baked beans so good?

Get ready to have your taste buds tickled with our mouth-watering Homestyle Baked Beans! Unlike the classic recipe, our version has a tangy twist with a tomato-based sauce, infused with a delectable blend of bold seasoning, and caramelized brown sugar. Moreover, our beans are cooked to perfection with a specially cured bacon, amplifying the smoky flavor of every bite.

What is the difference between baked and canned beans?

Baked beans is a classic dish made with partially boiled white beans and typically slow-cooked in a sauce for an extended period. While it is commonly baked in the US and occasionally in the UK, it can also be stewed. Canned baked beans, however, undergo a steam-cooking process rather than being baked.

What is in Bush’s Country Style baked beans?

In this recipe, we will be using a delicious combination of navy beans, water, and brown sugar as the base. To give it an extra flavorful kick, we will also be adding in cured bacon, salt, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, and other spices. Some of the ingredients might include modified corn starch, caramel color, pork stock, pork flavor, and natural flavor. These will all work together to create a mouth-watering southern-style dish. So let’s get started!

Bottom Line

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As someone with Southern roots and a love for delicious food, I can confidently say that this recipe for Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans will leave you wanting more. The combination of sweet Georgia peaches, tangy BBQ sauce, and savory bacon is unforgettable.

But this recipe is not just about the taste, it’s also about the experience. It’s about creating soulful dishes that bring people together around the table. These baked beans are perfect for large outdoor gatherings, family reunions, or any occasion where you want to share love through your cooking.

So why settle for mediocre when you can make something truly exceptional? By using high-quality ingredients like fresh Georgia peaches, real Bourbon, and smoky bacon, you’ll create a dish that is simply unforgettable.

I encourage you to try this recipe and put your own spin on it with some of the substitution ideas I’ve provided. You might just come up with a new Southern classic that people will be talking about for years to come. Whether you enjoy these peachy baked beans with a side of cornbread, as a topping for hotdogs or served alongside your favorite barbeque dishes, their taste is just heavenly.

In conclusion, this Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans Recipe has the potential to be your new go-to recipe whenever you need a big batch of scrumptious comfort food infused with unique flavors from the South. So take a trip down to the farmer’s market and pick up some fresh peaches because it’s time to take your baked beans recipe game to the next level!

Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans

Southern Georgia Peachy Baked Beans Recipe

This is a nice change of pace from usual brown sugar baked beans (not that there's anything wrong with them). Nice for cook outs and summer fun. Can be made ahead and heated through or serve cold. Try peach nectar in place of apple juice. I know, I know...Great Northern beans in a Southern bean recipe? Remember, it's only the name of the beans.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 123.6 kcal


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans great northern beans
  • 1 peach
  • 1 onion
  • 6 -7 slices bacon
  • 1/2 ounce Bourbon (the good stuff)
  • 1/2 ounce apple juice
  • 1 ounce molasses


  • Cook bacon, drain and crumble.
  • Clean and pit peach, dice.
  • Dice onion.
  • Add all ingredients to saucepan.
  • Simmer until thickened.
  • Serve.
  • Garnish with more crumbled bacon or chopped green onions.

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Serving: 102gCalories: 123.6kcalCarbohydrates: 18.8gProtein: 6.3gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 3.3mgSodium: 42.9mgFiber: 5.1gSugar: 3.4g
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