Best Brussels Sprouts Ever

"I know the title sounds a little pretentious, but these seriously are amazing. I've had many self-proclaimed Brussels sprout haters do a complete u-turn with this recipe. The best part is that it is so quick and just uses the microwave, so for big dinners where the oven is in use, this makes a great side!"
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  • Clean and halve the Brussels sprouts. Put them in a microwave safe dish and add a tablespoon or so of water. Cover and microwave on high for about five minutes. They should NOT be fully cooked.
  • Core, then roughly chop the apples, leaving skin on.
  • Mix the butter, sugar and nutmeg.
  • Add the apples to the sprouts and cover with butter mixture. Return to microwave and microwave for 4-5 minutes until sprouts are cooked.
  • Cooking time will vary depending on your microwave.
  • Serve immediately. Great as leftovers too!

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  1. nmalthouse
    This recipe produces the best Brussels Sprouts I have ever had. I substitiuted Green Giant 10oz. Brussels Sprouts frozen with butter sauce, used Splenda Brown Sugar for baking and 2 small Granny Smith apples. I think the red apples would be more attractive, but I especially liked the ease of being able to adjust the ingredients to those I had on hand. The sweetness was just right.
  2. AcadiaTwo
    Excellent! I cut the recipe in half, used 1 Tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar Blend & 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar. My DH needs to eat more vegetables and he ate this one with flying stars. I don't think he has ever eaten a brussels sprout in his life until now! He even went back for seconds! BRAVO!
  3. Sydney Mike
    What a wonderful way to enjoy these little buggers, what with the apple, nutmeg & sugar! This will definitely be my recipe of choice when serving Brussels sprouts again! Thanks much for sharing it!
  4. Chef Kelli S.-H.
    I really liked the taste of this with apples and nutmeg. It was difficult for me though to get over how sweet it was. I will be doing this again, but will only sprinkle lightly with brown sugar instead of adding so much of it. Thanks for a good receipe - I agree, it might help quite few people get over their brussels sprout fears :)))



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