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Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

For special meals, here’s a fantastic side dish that even children will love. The sweet maple syrup and smoky bacon complement the Brussels sprouts perfectly. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  • Meanwhile, cut an “X” in the core of each Brussels sprout. In a large skillet, saute sprouts in butter until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the broth, pecans, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover; cook and stir until Brussels sprouts are tender, 8-10 minutes longer. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 273 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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