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    Caramelized Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Cider

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    37 mins

    7 mins

    30 mins

    Spice Boy's Note:

    This a sweet and slightly smoky Brussels sprout recipe that's great for Thanksgiving, or any time they are in season.

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    1. 1
      Bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Blanche the brussels sprouts halves in the boiling water for 2 minutes, covered. Drain and rinse with cold water.
    2. 2
      Over medium heat, melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a medium saute pan and add the bacon and onion. Saute until the bacon is nearly cooked and the onion is translucent, stirring frequently, 5 - 8 minutes.
    3. 3
      Push the bacon and onion to the edges of the pan and arrange the brussels sprouts in the pan in a single layer, with the cut side down. Leave them in the pan without stirring, letting them brown slightly, about 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      When brussels sprouts have caremelized, add the cider, chicken broth and sugar. Turn heat to med-high and bring the mixture to a medium boil. Cook until the liquid has reduced to a glaze and the brussells sprouts are cooked. If too much liquid boils away before brussels sprouts are tender, add additional liquid.
    5. 5
      Taste for salt level and season with salt and pepper. Add more sugar if desired.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat and stir in the remaining Tablespoon of butter until it is incorporated into the glaze.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 25, 2011


      These are wonderful Brussels sprouts!!! Thought I had previously posted a review but I hadn't...this is the second Thanksgiving I have made these for and both times recieved rave reviews. Sweet and smokey...what could be better!

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    • on January 29, 2010


      We very much enjoy Brussels sprouts around here & your recipe is a wonderfully great way to fix them! This 1st time I did cut the recipe in half for just the 2 of us, but another time I'd enjoy making these for company! What a great find, this recipe is ~ Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my cider theme in Comfort Cafe}

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    • on November 11, 2009


      Didn't mix in the onion and it turned out wonderful. "Beta tested" this tonight before cooking it for friends/family and will definitely be serving Brussels Sprouts this way.

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    Nutritional Facts for Caramelized Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Cider

    Serving Size: 1 (130 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 107.4
    Calories from Fat 60
    Total Fat 6.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 16.0 mg
    Sodium 303.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 3.7 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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