Judging by my last few weeks of food posts, you’d probably think that I’m obsessed with two things: peanut butter and Brussels sprouts. And that would be true (and I’m not even ashamed of it!). Which is just one reason why I’m sharing yet another Brussels sprouts recipe with you. The other reason: It’s absolutely delicious.
Seriously, if I can get my (secretly) picky boyfriend to talk about how much he loves this recipe, then I know it’s a definite keeper. With the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, savory and nutty flavors, this is one side dish recipe that even the most difficult-to-please diners won’t be able to resist (because, duh, it has bacon in it!).
Check out the recipe below, then start planning your next dinner party around it now.
Bacon + Apple Brussels Sprouts
Yield: 4 servings (recipe via Back to Her Roots)
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 large tart apple, cored and diced
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In large bowl, combine sprouts, apple and bacon. Stir to combine.
3. In small bowl, whisk together olive oil, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Pour oil mixture over sprouts mixture, and toss to coat.
4. Pour sprout mixture in single layer onto greased baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
5. Roast in oven 10-15 minutes or until sprouts are tender and brown, turning halfway through cooking.