Guernsey bean jar

Guernsey bean jar
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Bean jar at the Cobo Bay Tearooms in Guernsey
Alternative namesMoussaettes au four, pot de haricots de Guernesey
Place of originGuernsey
Main ingredientsHaricot beans, butter beans

Bean jar (Guernésiais: moussaettes au four; French: pot de haricots de Guernesey) is a local dish of the Channel Island of Guernsey. The traditional Guernsey bean jar has been around for centuries, and is still popular today. It is a cassoulet-type bean dish.


Bean jar has long been a well known part of Guernsey culture. Bakers would allow residents to cook the dish in their ovens overnight, to be eaten at breakfast. This was common practice until the 1920s,[1] especially on Sundays when the ovens were not used.[2][3]

The dish is still popular in Guernsey, with local cafes and restaurants often featuring the dish in colder months. It is also served at Lé Viaer Marchi, a National Trust of Guernsey annual festival.

See also


  1. ^ "Bean Jar". BBC.
  2. ^ "Learn To Cook Traditional Guernsey Dishes". Visit Guernsey.
  3. ^ a b Conte, Mike Le. "Guernsey Bean Jar". Retrieved 2021-05-14.
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