Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Apples & Bacon

Caramelized Brussels sprouts with apples & bacon

In Season!

Walking around open markets in a fresh, cool winter breeze, and catching a good glimpse of what is in season. Following nature is something that I always abide by, in my eating habits…

These are a few of my favourite things…

Time for the cabbage family to enter the menu: broccoli, cabbage, and especially these tiny little bite-sized sprouts, that make up for a great source in vitamin C and K, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B1 and B6, so important to guard us from the cold and keep our energy levels high.

Caramelized Brussels sprouts with apples & bacon

This recipe is easy and quick. All you need is sprouts, apples and some nice lean bacon…

Perfect side dish next to protein.

An addition to a cool and festive art de la table, equally important to the fresh flowers and your favourite tableware!

This recipe is so versatile you can even enjoy it as part of a hearty breakfast, if you combine it with scrambled eggs!

Caramelized Brussels sprouts with apples & bacon

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Apples & Bacon


700 g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

1 apple, cubed into 1 cm pieces

115 g bacon, cubed into 1 cm pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil

sea salt, flaky

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat the oven to 200℃ (400℉).

2. On the stove top, heat a large, oven-safe skillet on a medium-high temperature.

3. Brussels sprouts mixture: In a bowl toss the Brussels sprouts, apple cubes, bacon cubes, olive oil, salt and pepper.

4. Add a thin layer of olive oil to the skillet; when it shimmers, add the Brussels sprouts mixture, ensuring that most of the sprouts are cut side down in the pan. Cook without stirring until they caramelise, about 4 minutes.

5. Stir the mixture. Place the skillet in the oven.

6. Roast until the Brussels sprouts are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.

7. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.

Serves 4 to 6