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.
- 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.
- Serve either warm or at room temperature.