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Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout Recipe – Sweet and Nutty Flavors
Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts recipe, sweetened with persimmons

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout Recipe – Sweet and Nutty Flavors

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout Recipe

Brussels sprouts sweetened with Crimson Gold Apples or Persimmons

thanksgiving brussels sprout recipe

thanksgiving brussels sprout recipe

I am a huge fan of Brussels sprouts, savory or spicy. There are many recipes on the web right now, especially those made with protein fats like prosciutto or sausage. I recently started experimenting with a couple recipes that are delicious and suitable for my vegan / Vegetarian friends. Below are two variations of the same recipe, using fruit to add a sweet layer to the Brussels Sprouts.

thanksgiving Brussels Sprout recipe Ingredients

The ingredients to sweeten your Brussels sprouts, crimson gold apples and persimons

The first uses a mini apple called the crimson gold that I picked up from the folks at Melissa’s Produce and the other recipe uses persimmons from my friend Beth’s backyard.  The persimmon has a slightly sweeter flavor profile and the apple version is slightly more aromatic. Both are delicious.

Ingredients

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts with Crimson Gold Apples  

  • 3 Cups small Brussels sprouts (cut in half)
  • 2 Cups Melissa’s Produce Crimson Gold Apples (mini apples) –  stemmed, seeded and quartered
  • 3 Tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon candied almonds (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon coarse pepper
  • Thanksgiving Brussel Sprout Recipe Crimson Gold Apples Mis en place

    Thanksgiving Brussel Sprout Recipe Crimson Gold Apples Mise en place

 

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts with Persimmons 

  • 3 Cups small Brussels sprouts (cut in half)
  • 2 Cups  persimmons – Cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon candied almonds (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon coarse pepper
Thanksgiving Persimmons with Brussels Sprout Recipe mise en place

Thanksgiving Persimmons with Brussels Sprouts Recipe mise en place

Method (same for both recipes)

  1. Warm oven to 400 degree F
  2. Arrange Brussels Sprouts  and fruit cut side down
  3. Drizzle Brussels Sprouts and fruit with olive oil
  4. Sprinkle with garlic, salt, pepper
  5. Cook for 20 minutes or until the bottom of the Brussels sprouts are browned and external leaves are crispy
  6. 5 minutes before the Brussels sprouts are ready, sprinkle the dried cranberries and candied almonds over the Brussels Sprouts and Fruit
  7. Serve in a warm bowl
  8. Note, if you desire a slightly more acidic flavor profile, splash a bit of balsamic vinegar to the finished dish
Thanksgiving Brussel Sprout Recipe 4

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout recipe, sweetened with Crimson Gold Apples

 

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout recipe, sweetened with persimmons

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout recipe, sweetened with persimmons

 

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About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

24 comments

  1. That looks amazing. I don’t know if I could do this with my family but definitely would bring this to a get together or party. I am the only brussels sprout lover at my address.

  2. They look good.. but i am not a fan..

  3. I have NO idea what brussels-sprouts even taste like. I know I know (strange). The first recipe looks tasty. May give it a try

  4. Ewww brussles sprouts! Go back to hell where you came from you horrible little green things! lol

  5. Looks nice and healthy. One to try

  6. I am printing this off….I love these and just can’t figure out how to cook them myself! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Maybe these are like Scotch…an acquired taste because I just don’t like them.

  8. Every now and then, I crave them. Thank you for sharing some different ways to prepare them.

  9. I really like eating heathy, so thanks for sharing these recipes.

  10. Interesting recipe. My daughter makes Brussel Sprouts for Thanksgiving every year. We’ll have to check this one out!

  11. I really like a more traditional thanksgiving but I have to admit, I may like to try some of this menu on another day.

  12. thanks for new veggie.. shud try now…. keep them coming!

  13. I love Brussels Sprouts, they make the room smell so good

  14. Those mini apples are amazing and the squash…yummm! I love my little chef!! :)

  15. These look fantastic. I love brussels sprouts and the apple recipe just sounds amazing. Thank you.

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