Grand Mother LaPointe’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans

Servings: 6-8 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 hours

Total time: 14 hours

Cooking time: 3.5 hours

This old fashioned baked beans recipe is a classic oven-baked version. The beans are cooked from dried and flavoured with lots of smoky bacon and just a little ketchup. 

old fashioned baked beans in the oven

There’s nothing better than old family recipes. They become family favourites for a reason — always dependable and delicious. This old fashioned baked beans recipe is a Quebecois recipe from the grand mother of my colleague, Marie-Pierre. She  prepared them in a large bean crock that was a gift from her neighbour. Any heavy covered pot will do.

old fashioned baked beans in the oven

Baked Beans Tips:

  • Be sure to give yourself enough time to soak the beans overnight.
  • The larger the beans the longer they’ll take to cook.
  • The older the beans the longer they’ll take to cook.
  • Keep an eye on your beans as they bake and top them up with water as often as necessary. You never want them to dry out.
  • Baked beans freeze well.
  • You can turn leftover baked beans in to Baked Beans Soup or add them to your next pot of chili.

We love baked beans around here and have a great variety of recipes. Find four more favourite baked beans recipes here.


Grandmother LaPointe’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans

old fashioned baked beans in the oven

A classic molasses baked beans recipe cooked in the oven. Dried beans must be soaked overnight before preparing the recipe.

  • Author: Bridget Oland
  • Prep Time: 10 hours
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours
  • Total Time: 12 minute


  • 2 1/2 cups dry white beans or dry navy beans
  • Soaking water
  • 1 cup bacon, diced
  • 1 cup of Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl or pot, soak the beans in water overnight. (Make sure the beans are well covered with water throughout the soaking time.)
  2. Drain beans, cover with water again and boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the beans.
  4. Preheat the oven to 300F.
  5. Pour the beans into an ovenproof casserole dish or bean crock.
  6. Add remaining ingredients.
  7. Season generously with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add enough water to just cover the beans.
  10. Cover with a lid and bake for 3 hours, adding more water as needed.
  11. Continue cooking until beans are tender.


You can remove the lid for the final 30 minutes of cooking to help thicken the sauce. 

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2 thoughts on “Grand Mother LaPointe’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans

  1. Cindy says:

    Very much like my mom’s wonderful baked beans, we also added a couple of dashes of liquid smoke and a wee amount of whiskey BBQ sauce to the final 30 min cooking time.

    1. Marie-Pierre Lessard says:

      Whiskey BBQ sauce on baked beans? That sounds delicious!

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