Maple Pecan Brussels Sprouts
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These maple pecan Brussels sprouts make a perfect side dish for holiday dinners. They're sautéed to perfection and tossed with pure maple extract and toasted pecans.
Yield: 6 servings
  • 1½ lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ c. toasted pecans, chopped
  • 2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut the sprouts in half lengthwise, then cut into ribbons (about 4 cuts per sprout).
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and garlic, cook until tender and fragrant. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Drizzle the maple syrup over top and sprinkle in pecans (and bacon). Continue cooking for 2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper, serve immediately.
-Bacon is totally optional but makes a great addition to these sauteed sprouts.
-To toast pecans, simply place a large skillet over medium heat and add the pecans. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the nuts are fragrant and begin to darken, but not burn. You will need to toss them a every 5 minutes or so.

Recipe source: Kitchen Confidence, by Kelsey Nixon
Recipe by Life Made Simple at