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Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Apples & Bacon



  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Truly Grass Fed Ghee Clarified Butter
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples, peeled & chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons water
    small pinch of ground cinnamon
  • small pinch of ground nutmeg
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, pure maple syrup, and water.
  2. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and place it on a plate to cool.
  3. Over medium-high heat, melt the ghee in the same skillet used to cook the bacon. Add the Brussels sprouts to the pan, cut side down, and cook undisturbed over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts are golden brown (they will only be golden on the one side).
  4. Now work quickly to place the Honeycrisp apples in the pan on top of the Brussels sprouts (otherwise the Brussels sprouts might burn). Season them with a small pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, and then stir the apples and Brussels sprouts together.
  5. Pour the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and water mixture into the pan; it will sizzle and steam.
  6. Add the cooked bacon to the pan. Mix continuously and continue to cook for another 2-4 minutes, just long enough to finish cooking the Brussels sprouts and slightly soften the apples.
  7. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

Keywords: ghee clarified butter, side dish