This is a really great appetizer to serve for a crowd…I mean, bacon, brussels sprouts, and maple syrup? C’mon – what’s not to love?
I was able to start these about an hour before we needed to leave to head to our friend’s home. Before getting to this point, I cleaned and dried the brussels sprouts to ensure they were ready to go. I was excited to use some real maple syrup I purchased during a recent trip to Toronto – it’s very yummy! While the oven pre-heated, I assembled these and then popped them into the oven to cook.
After transferring them to a serving platter, I covered them with foil to keep them warm. They were good both warm and at room temperature.
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with a Maple Glaze
Servings: Serves 12-14
1 pound brussels sprouts
1 pound bacon (not thick cut)
Cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Clean and dry the brussels sprouts.
Cut the stem off of each brussels sprout and remove any loose leaves.
Spread out the brussels sprouts on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Crack black pepper over all of the brussels sprouts
Cut each bacon in half and then in half crosswise – so you have four skinny slices.
Wrap each brussels sprout with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
With a brush, top the bacon on each brussels sprout with a little maple syrup.
Roast in the oven until bacon has crisped, about 30-35 minutes.
As you move them to a serving platter, dab each with a paper towel to remove any excess grease.