Apple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Apple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.0
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 146.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.5 g
  • Protein: 13.7 g

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Introduction

My very favorite way to serve Brussels sprouts! My very favorite way to serve Brussels sprouts!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed and quartered
    3 slices center cut bacon, fat trimmed
    1 tart, crisp apple, cored and cut into chunks
    1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
    2 tablespoons diced red onion
    Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add bacon strips. Cook, turning once, until browned. Remove the bacon to a cutting board and slice into 1″ pieces. Reserve 1tablespoon of the bacon drippings and discard the rest. Add brussels sprouts and apples. Pour in the apple juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until sprouts turn bright green and tender. Add bacon back to the skillet, and cook for 2 more minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Makes about 6 servings.

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I never thought Brussels sprouts could taste so good! Despite my not having apple juice or enough onion, it was VERY good! - 2/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I have used this for years now EXCEPT for the apple.My original recipe was called "Brussels Sprouts for people who Hate Brussels Sprouts" and so far I have a number of converts to love them. Great job posting this and I will use a sweet apple instead of the Granny. THANKS ! - 11/20/13

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    What aboutt the red onion? - 11/20/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used frozen baby brussels sprouts and these were very good - flavorful and easy to prepare! - 11/20/13

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    10.5 carb and 8.1 protien - 6/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good, I used turkey bacon instead. - 11/20/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We used pancetta instead of bacon and was yummy. Suggest searing/grilling brussel sprouts for more crunch. - 11/23/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!! I didn't change a thing. Thank You. - 11/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great combination of flavors! - 11/20/13

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  • Good
    Wow. Definitely baked, fried, crispy is the best! - 11/21/19

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  • I don't like Brussels sprouts, bout other family members do.....and they all thought it was good. - 11/21/19

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  • Very Good
    I hated Brussels sprouts but this recipe converted me! - 11/20/19

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  • I never have apple juice. Maybe try I'll try something else - 11/20/19

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  • Very Good
    I'd never thought of adding apples to brussel sprouts, but they really added flavor and it was so yummy - I will definetly be making this again - 11/20/19

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  • O.K.
    No - 11/20/19

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  • Going to try it this week - 11/20/19

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  • Incredible!
    I love Brussels Sprouts - 11/20/19

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  • Very Good
    Sounds delish!!!! - 11/20/19

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  • Very Good
    Delicious side dish. - 11/10/19

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent recipe even though I altered slightly. Left out onion (cuz a few folks don't like), used frozen baby sprouts, cooked in hard cider (a drink) and added Craisins. De-lish! - 6/9/19

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  • Yum!
    - 3/11/19

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  • Good
    It's okay - 1/14/19

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  • Incredible!
    I have a vegetarian in the house so I passed on the bacon and substituted infused olive oil instead and the dish was still quite delicious. Will definitely make again! - 12/6/18

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  • Good
    good - 11/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    Great recipe, Did minus the bacon, did some al fresco chicken bacon alone and crumbled on top. Used broth and the juice or cider to cook veggies, (some vegetarians eating so that is why the bacon alone) variation is some balsamic and mustard instead of juice or cider. Braggs brambleberry good too. - 11/21/18

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  • Incredible!
    It's a wonderful recipe for those of us who don't like Brussels sprouts! - 11/20/18

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  • Bad
    Don't like them - 11/20/18

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  • Good
    good - 11/20/18

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  • thanks - 11/20/18

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  • These brussel sprouts in your picture look whole...not quartered...as your recipe indicates???? - 11/20/18

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  • Incredible!
    very tasty - 11/20/18

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  • Will have to try this one. - 11/20/18

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  • Nice dress up for brussel sprouts - 11/20/18

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  • Sounds yummy! - 12/6/17

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  • Very Good
    Used granny smiths since they are a tart apple. this was so good - 12/4/17

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  • great idea - 12/2/17

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  • Thanks for sharing. - 11/30/17

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  • Very Good
    This is a tasty recipe. Made it a few times now. - 11/26/17

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good. The family really enjoy it. - 11/21/17

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  • Yummy - 11/20/17

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  • I don't care for brussel sprouts but the other ingredients are good. Don't know if I will try. And they have a little too much Vit. K. - 11/20/17

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  • Very Good
    It was ok. - 11/20/17

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  • yummy - 11/20/17

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  • interesting - 11/20/17

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  • YUMMY - 11/20/17

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  • Very Good
    Great recipe! - 11/20/17

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  • Good
    Never thought I would eat brussel sprouts but these are really good - 11/20/17

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  • yummy - 11/20/17

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  • delicious and my family loves them! - 11/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    These were the best brussel sprouts I have ever eaten! These were delicious! - 11/20/17

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  • This looks like a great Thanksgiving side dish. Thank you. - 11/20/17

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  • Don't trim the bacon fat, just make sure you measure the rendered fat. Fat plus acid = dressing. - 11/20/17

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  • DELICIOUS BUT TOO MANY CALORIES FOR ME. - 11/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    This apple bacon brussels sprouts recipe is out of this world! My family loves it! - 11/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy! - 11/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    This apple bacon brussels sprouts recipe Is absolutely delicious! Yummy!! - 11/20/17

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  • I love Brussel sprouts - 11/20/17

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  • Going to try this one! - 11/20/17

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  • My daughter is a big brussels sprouts fan. I will pass this on to her and she can make it for me to try. - 11/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    Makes me like brussel sprouts! - 11/20/17

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  • a different way to cook them and it was good - 11/20/17

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  • Good
    The Apple ruins it, leave the apple out. - 11/20/17

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  • this was fantastic - 11/20/17

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  • One of my favourite veggies. - 11/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    What a Great side dish for Thanksgiving ! - 11/20/17

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  • Good
    Delicious, but I need to be cautious about the carbs - 11/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    I love Brussel sprouts , but some don't but when I make them this way look out .... not a sprout is left - 11/20/17

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  • Very Good
    Very good - 11/20/17

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  • Does this recipe heat up well. I would like to take it to my Sisters for Thanksgiving? - 11/20/17

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  • Very Good
    If you can't pronounce it, you probably shouldn't be eating it. - 4/23/17

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  • Love Brussel sprouts but that is a lot of carbs!
    - 11/20/16

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  • Incredible!
    Love this recipe! I made it last year for Thanksgiving and even my sister who complains about everything loved it! The only change I made was using cider instead of juice. - 11/20/16

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  • Very Good
    This was yummy. The kids & hubby ate it and they're picky w/veggies. I don't usually keep apple juice in the house so I added a tbsp of applesauce to water and used that instead. But it was great. - 5/10/16

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  • Very Good
    I really like it. I love apples and onions. My boyfriend he liked them until I told him there were apples in it. But he did still like it and even ate seconds. He is not a fan of sweet and savory mix. - 2/29/16

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  • Incredible!
    Best Brussel Sprouts I have ever eaten! I will be making them over and over again. I used a Granny Smith apple and left maybe 3 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan. The only problem with the recipe is that it does not say when to add the onion. YUM! - 11/25/15

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  • Incredible!
    These were excellent! A very nice way to prepare Brussels sprouts! - 3/31/15

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  • Very Good
    I have been on a brussels sprouts kick lately, and this is a fun way to incorporate some different flavors. I didn't have apple juice but substituted apple cider vinegar with some water and made it a meal by adding some chopped pecans and topped it with parmesan cheese. - 3/16/15

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  • Very Good
    Made these for Thanksgiving and absolutely loved them! Great flavor! - 12/4/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really tasty - will try this as soon as I can get some apple juice. - 11/20/14

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  • What do you do with the onion? - 11/20/14

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  • Good
    I never cooked Brussels sprouts before but this recipe made it very easy and it was delicious. The recipe did not indicate when to add the onion so I added it to the pan when instructed to add the sprouts and apple. I will make again. - 11/2/14

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  • Incredible!
    I've made this with turkey bacon to reduce the fat and with vegetable stock instead of water to enhance the flavor. It's a favorite around our dinner table. - 1/4/14

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  • Incredible!
    My husband was fed bitter brussel sprouts as a kid so we've never made any, until this. And he loved them! We used turkey bacon, sweet apple, and apple cider and it was still wonderful (although I'm sure regular bacon is better.) Also used thawed frozen sprouts. - 1/2/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to try it. - 11/21/13

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  • JMAXWELL1956, perhaps bacon bits the soy product would be good? - 11/20/13

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  • We love brussels sprouts but do not eat meat - how can I get good flavors without the bacon? - 11/20/13

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  • Very Good
    I used turkey slices and did not have the apple. I will make this again. - 2/27/13

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