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Brussel Sprouts with Pecan Maple Glaze

Brussel Sprouts in Maple Bourbon Sauce

This amazing side-dish could be a meal in itself! Even folks who don't like Brussel sprouts RAVE about this recipe!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussel Sprouts in Maple Bourbon Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 312 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans, chopped
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. On a foil-lined baking sheet, place Brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Toss to combine and flatten into an even layer.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crispy, turning halfway through.

  4. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, add bacon and cook until crispy (about 7-8 minutes).  Remove bacon bits to drain on a paper towel.  Set aside.

  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the bourbon and balsamic vinegar to the pan. Immediately set the pan back on the heat and scrape up the browned bits from the pan and stir the sauce. 

  6. Bring the bourbon to a boil and then add the maple syrup and brown sugar, stirring constantly until sauce begins to thicken.

  7. Remove from heat and add in the cooked Brussel sprouts, bacon, and candied pecans.  Stir to combine and serve.