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Bacon Up Apple-Pecan Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cast Iron

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts (wash, remove tops and halve lengthwise)
  • 2 tbsp Bacon Up – separated
  • 1 Medium pink lady apple {or other tart/sweet crisp apple}
  • 1/2 cup Pecan halves
  • 1 tbsp Fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Sage
  • Sea salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat 1 T. Bacon Up in heavy skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the Brussels Sprouts and toss to ensure they are all coated with the bacon grease.
  • Lay them out evenly on the baking sheet. To make sure they cook evenly, they should be similar in size. If any are larger than average, cut them in half again. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper, then roast for 20 minutes, until tender and slightly browned.
  • While Brussels are roasting, clean, core and chop the apple into cubes that are roughly ½ to 1 inch square.
  • When there are about 5 minutes left on the oven timer for the Brussles sprouts, add another 1 T. of Bacon Up to the skillet and heat again on medium.
  • Once the Bacon Up is melted, add the apples, rosemary and sage and sauté until the apples are softened, 3-4 minutes.
  • When the Brussels sprouts are done roasting, add them to the skillet along with the pecan halves. Toss and continue to sauté 2-3 more minutes to heat pecans and allow all the flavors to mingle.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.