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brussels sprouts with bacon and apple

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Susan McGreevy
Port Jeff Station, NY

Some people don't like Brussels sprouts, but I happen to love them. And this recipe will make a believer out of anyone. I always make it for Thanksgiving and other special dinners.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If someone says they don't like Brussels sprouts, have them try this recipe. Frying the bacon and then baking them in the bacon renderings adds a nice smoky flavor to the sprouts. After they bake, the outside layer gets crispy, and the inside is soft. Adding the apples gives a hint of sweetness, while vinegar balances out the flavors with some acidity. Topping them with crumbled bacon is a perfect finale for the side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For brussels sprouts with bacon and apple

  • 8 slice
    bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 pt
    Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 md
    apple, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices, then halved
  • 2 tsp
    red wine vinegar

How To Make brussels sprouts with bacon and apple

  • Baking bacon in the oven.
    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned and somewhat crispy, about 15 minutes. Remove the bacon from the cookie sheet.
  • Roasting Brussels sprouts.
    Add the Brussels sprouts in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss. Roast until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Adding apples to the baking sheet with Brussels sprouts.
    Remove the sheet from the oven and toss in the apple. Return to the oven; roast until the Brussels sprouts are browned and tender and the apple has softened, 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Apple tossed with vinegar.
    Toss with the vinegar and serve immediately. *You can adjust the amounts of bacon and apples. If you love bacon, add more. Same with the apples.