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Butterscotch Beans Recipe

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Butterscotch Beans Recipe

Butterscotch Beans Recipe
© Denzil Green

This Butterscotch Bean recipe is an usually tasty recipe for Lima Beans, rather than being for the variety of bean called "Butterscotch Bean." It's very good, as you can imagine just by looking at the ingredients, but it's very rich. We'd recommend this as a side dish at something like a buffet, where people would have one or two scoops of the beans.

Number of servings: 16

Estimated Prep Time: 20 minutes

Estimated Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes Cooking at: 350 F / 180 C / Gas Mark 4



Simmer lima beans in unsalted water until tender -- about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Or, 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.

Start your oven heating.

Drain the beans, put into a large bowl, stir in all the remaining ingredients.

Transfer to an ovenproof dish. Put in heated oven, bake for an hour / hour and a half.

Serve hot.

Recipe notes

In place of molasses you can use Golden Syrup. In place of sour cream you can use double-cream, or spoonable single-cream.

In case you want to skip cooking the lima beans yourself and use tinned ones, 850g (30 z / 5 cups) of cooked lima beans is the equivalent of 450g (1 pound) of dried. Rinse tinned ones first.

Can be made ahead, or frozen.

Nutrition Notes

Makes 2 kilos / 8 cups. 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus® per 1/2 cup. (Using a light sour cream really doesn't help much, as most of the points come from the butter and brown sugar, without which there would be no butterscotch flavour.)

Weight Watchers® Info
Per 1/2 cup (125 ml / 4 oz)

* PointsPlus™ calculated by CooksInfo.com. Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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