Grandmother LaPointe’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans

old fashioned baked beans in the oven

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


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.