It’s that time of year again when the weather gets chillier and the food gets more comforting! And it’s arguably my favourite time of year because I have an excuse to incorporate all the cozy, comforting flavours like maple and bacon.
In our house, Thanksgiving is not complete without a ham and brussels sprouts – so I decided to make those two the star for this dish. Combining the salty bacon with the sweet maple added a depth of flavour I didn’t know could exist with the humble brussels sprout. In this recipe, we achieve both crispy bacon AND crispy brussel sprouts because nobody likes soggy sprouts (or soggy bacon!).
Recipe for Maple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- 6 slices of Grimm’s Bacon
- 1 lb brussels sprouts (approx. 20), cleaned and halved
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Served alongside a Grimm’s half ham
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange 6 slices of Grimm’s bacon. Cook in the preheated oven for 15 minutes – flipping once halfway.
- Remove the bacon from the oven (keeping the oven on) and dice into small pieces.
- To the same baking sheet (do not remove the grease), add the cleaned and halved brussels sprouts and drizzle with the olive oil, maple syrup, and season with salt and pepper. Give them a good toss then sprinkle with the bacon bits.
- Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for another 20 minutes, until brussels sprouts and bacon are cooked and crispy. Serve alongside a Grimm’s half ham and enjoy!