Salty bacon, sweet apples, and caramelized Brussels sprouts are combined in this truly outstanding side dish.
Recipe adapted from Little Pink Monsters via my friend Kelly
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: roasted brussel sprouts
Servings: 4-6 servings
3slicesof baconcut into 1" pieces
6cupsmedium Brussels sproutsends trimmed and then halved
1medium appleI used a Fuji apple, cut into 1/4" slices and then halved
kosher saltto taste
freshly ground black pepperto taste
1-2teaspoonsred wine vinegar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a large baking sheet. I lined my baking sheet with the silpat mat, but I'm not certain it was necessary. Bake for about 10 minutes, until cooked through, but not yet crispy.
Remove the bacon pieces from the sheet and set aside. Add the Brussels sprouts and toss them in the bacon drippings. Make sure they are as well coasted as possible. Season well with salt and pepper. Roast them until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
Add the apple pieces and the cooked bacon to the Brussels sprouts on the baking sheet and roast until the sprouts are tender and browned and the apple has softened a bit, about another 10-15 minutes.
Toss everything with the vinegar and serve immediately. Enjoy!