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Apple Bacon Brussels Sprouts


This has been my absolute favorite way to cook brussels sprouts lately. We always seem to have too many apples and I love finding ways to use them in savory dishes on top of making them into pies/crumbles/etc. This recipe is so simple with only a couple ingredients and should even win over brussels sprouts haters. The flavors are great especially if you like vinegar.



  • ›8 oz brussels sprouts
  • ›2 slices bacon
  • ›1 granny smith apple
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 450 °F
  • Peel, core, and dice the apple, toss it with a splash of apple cider vinegar to prevent browning
  • Cut the brussels sprouts in half
  • Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a nonstick pan on medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until browned and crispy, stirring ocasionally
  • Transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate, leaving the fat in the pan
  • Add the brussels sprouts and apple to the still hot bacon fat and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat thoroughly, adding a little more olive oil if the pan is too dry.
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 9-11 minutes, or until browned and caramelized.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix in the remaining vinegar and the bacon pieces and stir together

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