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With one bite, this recipe promises to convert any Brussels sprout skeptic into a Brussels sprouts lover. I’ve made it the past two Thanksgivings, and not kidding, people who have boycotted Brussels since childhood couldn’t eat enough and asked for the recipe.

Roasted Brussels sprouts + bacon + Pink Lady apples

  • Two pounds Brussels sprouts, remove stems and cut in half
  • One pound bacon
  • Three medium Pink Lady apples, cored and cut in one-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place bacon on a cookie sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes, depending on your crispiness liking. Remove from oven, cool slightly, then using a scissors, cut bacon into one-inch pieces. Leave on cookie sheet with bacon grease.

Add the Brussels sprouts to the cookie sheet and toss together with bacon to coat Brussels with bacon grease. Roast for 20 minutes, mixing once around 10 minutes.

Add the diced Pink Lady apples and walnuts to the bacon and Brussels and mix. Roast another five to 10 minutes.


A few thoughts… my go-to bacon is from Pastures A Plenty Farm in Kerkhoven, Minnesota (buy it at Mississippi Market). This bacon has top-notch taste, and no growth hormones or antibiotics are used, ever; the farm also lives by the holistic management model. During Minnesota apple season, Haralson apples would add a delicious tart crunch to this dish.

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ooh my friends would love this!! We made these last week and I loved them!

    November 28, 2012
    • Those look fantastic… thanks, Rita!

      November 29, 2012
  2. LOVE brussels sprouts! I actually didn’t try them until about a year ago just because they have such a reputation for being gross, but I’ve never met a brussels I didn’t like.

    November 28, 2012
    • I didn’t try them until about two years ago, either, and now eat them all.the.time. So good and so versatile!

      November 30, 2012
  3. I sauteed brussel sprouts on Sunday, dee-lish. I will have to try this one Erin! love that it has seasonal apples in it too.

    November 28, 2012
    • They’re delicious sauteed in coconut oil + sea salt!

      November 30, 2012
  4. YUM. I love BS, this one I will have to try!

    December 3, 2012
    • Bacon makes everything better! But, yes, Brussels are YUM 🙂

      December 4, 2012
  5. I’m making this for my holiday party tonight!

    December 7, 2012
    • Yay! How’d they turn out?! Were they a hit? 🙂

      December 9, 2012
      • Omg yes. Loved them!

        December 21, 2012
      • Yay! Good!

        December 21, 2012

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