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Green Bean Apricot Casserole

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Green Beans An American Favorite

Green beans have always seemed to be an American favorite. If we are not growing them in our garden we seem to be experimenting with different flavors to please our taste buds.

Green Beans is a vegetable that can be complimented in many ways by what it is served with.

Green Bean Apricot Casserole


Cook Time

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10 min

25 min

35 min

Serves 4 people


  • 1 can apricot halves
  • 1 bag green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 small bag almonds
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup apricot juice


  1. If using fresh green beans, clean and cut in one inch pieces. If using frozen green beens use 1 small bag, that will usually be a sufficient amount.
  2. In a small sauce pan, put water in the sauce pan along with a teaspoon of butter or margarine, and cook the green beans until tender.
  3. While the green beans are cooking, get a bowl out to mix your sauce in. Put a half a cup of apricot juice and a teaspoon of almond extract in the bowl and mix. Set aside.
  4. Take another small sauce pan and melt 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine. When melted add to the apricot juice, and almond extract. Stir and mix the sauce.
  5. Take another small sauce pan and melt 4 tablespoon of butter or margarine. When melted add to the apricot juice, and almond extract. Take the apricot halves out of the can and arrange with the green beans.
  6. Cook in the oven 3 minutes. (You can cut the apricot halves in smaller pieces before cooking if desired.
  7. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the green beans and apricots. Your casserole is ready to serve.

A Delightful Change of Pace

When I first started to create this dish, I had no idea how it would turn out. I just knew I needed to try different things to help my husband and I stay interested in eating vegetarian.

When you grow up eating meat, vegetarian eating can appear bland, unless you can use your imagination and are willing to try and create different things, to please and re-educate your last buds.

We were so surprised that his dish took the green beans we grew in our garden and made it into something we smiled about and knew we would make again.



Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on February 06, 2020:

Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on February 06, 2020:

For more vegetarian recipes:Susan's Vegetarian Recipes

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Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on December 18, 2019:

Thank you. I hope you enjoy it.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 18, 2019:

Thank you for sharing this recipe. Simple, healthy and worth a try.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 16, 2019:

It's never occurred to me to mix green beans and apricots, but I like the idea. Your casserole sounds like a very interesting dish. I think the almonds and butter would add a great flavor.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 16, 2019:

I always have green beans in my freezer. I will have to try this recipe out sometime.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 16, 2019:

I have never had this. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on December 15, 2019:

Thank you, it really is good.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 15, 2019:

I would not have thought of combining apricots in a green bean dish but it actually sounds quite good. Thank you.

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