Food Fakeout


I understand most people do not like or think they do not like brussels sprouts, but this is a fool proof way to get people to try them.  This recipe comes from Southern Living and has apples, bacon, and wine so how can you go wrong?  Liz and I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them.  It is easy and tasty so make this for Christmas and you can thank me later.



Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Apples brussels-sprouts-sl-1673178-l

  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1 Braeburn apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese




Cut Brussels sprouts in half, and cut into shreds.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 3 Tbsp. drippings in skillet.  Crumble bacon.

Sauté apple, shallots, and garlic in hot drippings over medium-high heat 3 minutes.  Stir in wine and next 3 ingredients, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.  Add Brussels sprouts; saute 8 to 10 minutes or until sprouts are crisp-tender.  Top with shaved Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon.  Serve immediately.


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