old fashioned baked beans in the oven

Grand Mother LaPointe’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans

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. 

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 one of our colleague, Marie-Pierre. She prepared them in a large bean crock but 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.

Grandmother LaPointe’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans

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

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 10 hours
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours
  • Total Time: 14 hours
  • Category: Savoury dishes


Units Scale
  • 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. 

You can substitute Crosby’s Fancy Molasses for our Blackstrap or Cooking Molasses.



  • March 30, 2024

    dianne mcparland

    Love this recipe! My mom used to make baked beans when we were kids. I did not apppreciate them until lately. i wish i could have told her how much i loved her beans.

  • October 13, 2023

    Lynn in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    I can’t rate this yet but I found your recipe. My sister gifted me my mom’s old fashion crockpot from the early ’60s much to my delight even tho I hated beans as a kid. I sure grew to love beans, all beans so needless to say I was tickled pink to make beans. I just popped them in the oven for a slow 3 hour bake and I CAN’T WAIT!!! Your recipe so reminds me of my mom’s as I could not find my mom’s old recipe in her handwritten cookbook.. As The Hubs does not, in fact detests beans, they are all for little ole’ me. Thank God they freeze well. Thank you, Happy Friday 13th :)

  • January 27, 2023


    Thé recopie i been doing for years

  • November 11, 2022

    Pauline pritchett

    Almost like my poor mom baked beans only think I did different is other sugers and done with all light ingredients cause we’re diebetes & got same results :)

  • June 20, 2021


    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.

    • June 21, 2021

      Marie-Pierre Lessard

      Whiskey BBQ sauce on baked beans? That sounds delicious!

      • March 29, 2024


        Whiskey with anything sounds delicious! Ha!

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