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Cider Roasted Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

This roasted, caramelized brussel sprouts dish features brown sugar and apple cider. It also does the impossible: bridges the gap between salad and dessert.

Cider Roasted Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Ah, poor, maligned brussel sprouts. The boiled foe of every toddler (and manchild) on earth.

If only our mothers and grandmothers had known that instead of boiling sprouts until they were practically gray, they should have been eating roasted brussel sprouts!

Roasting sprouts brings out their sweetness, makes the outer leaves crispy, and just results in one very delicious green side!

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

This particular roasted brussel sprouts dish goes a step further: a quick brown sugar, apple cider, and butter glaze in a cast iron skillet into which you toss your fresh brussel sprouts.

Then 25 minutes roasted at high heat, and you have something that does the impossible: bridges the gap between salad and dessert.

Seriously, these are so good. When we tested this recipe, I ate an entire bowl full . . . by myself! These will be enormous winners at your holiday dinners, I promise.

This roasted brussel sprouts dish features brown sugar and apple cider; it also does the impossible: bridges the gap between salad and dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 1lb fresh brussels sprouts, rinsed, ends trimmed, rough outer leaves of larger sprouts removed
  • ¼ cup high quality unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup apple cider

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425°F.

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Place butter, brown sugar, and salt in a cast iron skillet.

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Cook over high heat until bubbling and thickening, add apple cider and then keep stirring and cooking until the liquid is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

This roasted brussel sprouts dish features brown sugar and apple cider; it also does the impossible: bridges the gap between salad and dessert.

Toss brussels sprouts in the glaze until well-coated.

This roasted brussel sprouts dish features brown sugar and apple cider; it also does the impossible: bridges the gap between salad and dessert.

Roast for 25 minutes, tossing regularly, until sprouts are crispy and caramelized, whilst cooked through.

This roasted brussel sprouts dish features brown sugar and apple cider; it also does the impossible: bridges the gap between salad and dessert.

Serve with chicken or turkey . . . or eat on their own. They really are that good! Enjoy!

Yield: 4 people

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

This roasted brussels sprouts dish features brown sugar and apple cider; it also does the impossible: bridges the gap between salad and dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, (fresh, rinsed, ends trimmed, rough outer leaves of larger sprouts removed)
  • ¼ cup butter, (high quality, unsalted)
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place butter, brown sugar, and salt in a cast iron skillet.
  3. Cook over high heat until bubbling and thickening, add apple cider and then keep stirring and cooking until the liquid is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  4. Toss brussels sprouts in the glaze until well-coated.
  5. Roast for 25 minutes, tossing regularly, until sprouts are crispy and caramelized, whilst cooked through.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 646mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

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Elliot Marks

Saturday 30th of March 2019

25 mins at 425? Way too long. 16 to 18 mins at 400 is plenty.