Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Hazelnuts

In this maple balsamic brussels sprouts recipes, brussels sprouts and cranberries are roasted and then tossed in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Toasted hazelnuts give this side dish nutty flavor and textural crunch!

Confession: I’ve already started to listen to Christmas music.

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I typically don’t listen to Christmas music days or weeks even, following  Halloween. I usually start streaming holiday music right around the time we decorate our home, which is the first weekend of December.

For some reason, I just couldn’t help it. Maybe it’s that this year I don’t have a lot of traveling I’m doing and so I can fully submerge myself in the holiday? Or maybe it has something to do with this delicious holiday side dish, perhaps?

I mean, it is Christmas colors.

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Speaking of spouts! This is an easy dish that would be lovely with your holiday turkey or ham. And if you make a rib roast, these maple balsamic brussels sprouts  would work with that too! It’s subtly sweet from pure maple syrup and slightly tangy-sweet from balsamic, and the tartness from the fresh cranberries and crunch from the hazelnuts. Making the whole thing  delicious!

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My favorite way to prepare brussels sprouts is to roast them. First, I trim off the bottom and peel off any outer tough leaves. Then slice the sprouts in half vertically. Toss them in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and place them onto a rimmed metal sheet pan (cut side facing down). Sprinkle with salt and roast in your preheated 425° oven for 10 minutes.

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Then I added the cranberries to the pan with the sprouts and continue to roast for 10 minutes more. The cranberries with caramelize, burst and spread all of their tart goodness.

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Add them into a bowl and pour the 2 tablespoons of both maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Add in the black pepper and toss together with the toasted hazelnuts.

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And serve!

These maple balsamic brussels sprouts are colorful, flavorful and delicious! I ate half my fair share of this here bowl and my eyes pretty much rolled into the back of my head after the first bite.

Enjoy!

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Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Hazelnuts

In this maple balsamic brussels sprouts recipes, brussels sprouts and cranberries are roasted and then tossed in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Toasted hazelnuts give this side dish some flavor and crunch!

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

2 tablespoons olive oil

flaked sea salt

1 heaping cup fresh cranberries

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoons black pepper

1/3 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts.

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425°.

On a metal, rimmed baking sheet, toss halved brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place the brussels sprouts, cut side down, and roast for 10 minutes.

Remove pan from the oven and add the cranberries. Continue to roast for an additional 10 minutes.

Remove and toss into a bowl with the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and toasted hazelnuts.

Serve immediately.

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3 Responses to “Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Hazelnuts”

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    Hayley — November 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness!

    I was looking for a Brussels sprouts recipe to round out the menu this year, and this is definitely it! Thank you for posting–can’t wait to try.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 15th, 2016 @ 10:18 pm

      Hi Hayley!! I hope you love the recipe! <3

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    Liz — December 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I’ve made this twice now: subbed sliced almonds for hazelnuts (I’m sure hazelnuts are wonderful, I just did not have any!) and added some crumbled goat cheese…2nd round also added a bit of chopped bacon. This is so good and it looks like Christmas!

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