Delicious Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

BrusselSproutsRethink Brussels sprouts with this delicious recipe. Hey – it has bacon – it’s got to be good!


  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped (you may also use turkey or beef bacon)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds of Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • ¾ cup of apple cider
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup of toasted, sliced almonds


Cook the bacon in a large skillet until it is crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet and allow it to drain on paper towels. Save 1 tablespoon of drippings from the skillet and discard the rest.

Add the butter, onions and Brussels sprouts to the drippings. Cook these on medium-high for 1 to 2 minutes or until the vegetables are slightly browned. Add the next five ingredients in a small bowl and then pour the mixture over the sprouts. Cook this for an additional 5 minutes or until all of the liquid has evaporated and the sprouts are glazed evenly. Stir the mixture occasionally and then stir in the browned bacon.

Spoon the sprouts into a serving bowl and top them with the toasted, sliced almonds.


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