Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

This is a great recipe for converting non-brussels sprout lovers.  And of course, for those of us that love them!

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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

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Clean, trim, and halve your brussels sprouts.  Place on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes or until brown.

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While they’re baking, make your balsamic glaze by mixing balsamic vinegar and sugar.  I tend to use a little less than the 1/4 cup called for.  Adjust for your own tastes.  The sugar isn’t actually necessary for the balsamic to thicken.

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Bring to a boil and then let simmer for around 15-20 minutes.

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While the balsamic is simmering, toast your pine nuts.

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Now it’s time for assembly!  Add the brussels sprouts, pine nuts, and dried cranberries to the balsamic glaze and mix well.

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This dish is pretty enough for a holiday meal or in my case a regular Monday night dinner!

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INGREDIENTS:

1.5 pounds brussels sprouts

1/4 cup olive oil

sea salt and cracked pepper

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup sugar (I use a little less)

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup roasted pine nuts

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Trim/ clean brussels sprouts, then cut them in half.  Arrange on a baking sheet.  Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper.

Roast for 25-30 minutes or until brown.

Combine balsamic vinegar and sugar in a large saucepan.  Bring it to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low until sauce thickens; about 15-20 minutes.

Place pine nuts into a small pan over meium heat until lightly toasted, stirring often (around 5 minutes).  Set aside.

Add brussels sprouts, pine nuts, and cranberries to the balsamic reduction.  Toss and serve.

**Notes: this recipe easily doubles if you’re serving a crowd.

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

14 thoughts on “Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

  1. Yeah , another fellow runner and vegetarian. & Brussel sprout lover too!!! I have always loved Brussel sprouts and my family thought I was crazy. My husband is a non lover of Brussel sprouts but he grilled them for me once with balsamic vinegar and he enjoyed them. Can’t wait to try your recipe :))

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