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Boiled Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon combines the nutty goodness of Brussels sprouts, the savory richness of bacon, and the sweet tang of boiled cider glaze.
Cider Glazed Brussel Sprouts
Boiled Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Boiled Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Boiled Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon combines the nutty goodness of Brussels sprouts, the savory richness of bacon, and the sweet tang of boiled cider glaze.

Apples are in season, and so is apple cider. Boiled cider is something you deserve to make for yourself and for Christmas gifts. It’s easy to make because most of the time spent is boiling on the stove top with the occasional stir. One gallon of apple cider will make about 12 fluid ounces of boiled cider in about 6 hours. Be warned though. Your house is going to smell like wonderful apples and you are going to crave apples for that entire time. When I made it, apple fritters were dancing in my head. I followed the foolproof recipe at King Arthur Bakers.

Boiled Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels sprouts are very healthy and tasty. You might remember them being terribly bitter. Since the 1990’s the mini cabbages have been bred to be less bitter. The smaller the sprout, the less bitter it is so go for small sprouts at the market. If you can only find large ones, then cut them in half to reduce bitterness. Removing any tough outer leaves is another way to make them less bitter. When you roast them, the Maillard effect comes into play and adds a bit of caramelized sweetness to them.

The crunchy outer leaves are complimented with crispy pieces of bacon that go into this dish. We make the dish even richer by tossing the sprouts with melted butter before they are roasted. Finally, adding that lovely boiled cider glaze makes this a show-stopper of a side dish.

This Brussels sprouts dish is so easy to make because the sprouts are roasted on a half-sheet pan in the oven. Line the pan with parchment for super-easy cleanup.

Make a lot of this dish. Your guests will be surprised at how the sprouts are not at all bitter and come back for seconds.

Boiled Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Cider Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Boiled Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon combines the nutty goodness of Brussels sprouts, the savory richness of bacon, and the sweet tang of boiled cider glaze.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings (slide to adjust): 4 servings
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2023-11-30
Allergen: pork
Calories per serving: 129kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounce Bacon, about 2 slices
  • 8 ounce Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoon *Boiled cider
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Instructions

  • Mise en place
    Boiled Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
  • 2 ounce Bacon
    Cook the bacon in the air fryer at 400 °F for about 7 minutes or until it is crisp. Break the bacon into bite size pieces and set aside.
  • 8 ounce Brussels sprouts
    Trim the brussels sprouts and cut the large ones in half so all the sprouts are about the same size.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, 1/2 teaspoon Salt
    Put the sprouts in a bowl and pour the melted butter on them. Sprinkle the salt on them and mix them. Add the bacon and mix that as well.
  • Pour the contents of the bowl onto a parchment paper lined half sheet pan.
  • Roast at 350 °F for about 30 minutes or until the sprouts have browned.
  • 2 tablespoon Boiled cider
    Toss the sprouts with the boiled cider and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 75gCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 413mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g
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