Lee Baily's baked lima beans and pears

Has anyone ever made this? I can’t imagine how that would taste.

Lee Bailey’s
Baked Lima Beans and Pears
(from Nora Ephron’s “Heartburn”)

3 10-ounce packages frozen lima beans (6 cups)
2 large ripe pears, cored, peeled and sliced crosswise
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup light molasses
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a heavy 2-quart casserole, combine ingredients. Bake, covered tightly, about 8 hours.

Yield: 6 servings.


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Haven’t made it but have eaten it in Kenner, Louisiana. It was called “Lima Bean Casserole” and more or less tasted like baked beans. Served with BBQ.

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Baked beans, I can see that.

Oh shiver. I can’t stand lima beans so to picture three boxes of frozen ones…Blech. Where’s the cream of mushroom soup? :slight_smile:

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