Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple

brussels sprouts apple bacon
Photo: David Loftus
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

Prepare this sweet and savory Thanksgiving side ahead of time. The bacon, Brussels sprouts, and apples are roasted in batches on the same baking sheet, then finished with a splash of red-wine vinegar.


  • 3 slices bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces

  • 4 pints Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 apple, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices, each slice halved crosswise

  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned, 10 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts in a single layer; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes.

  2. Remove from oven, and toss in apple. Return to oven; roast until Brussels sprouts are browned and tender and apple has softened, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Toss vegetables with vinegar, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

To make ahead: Prepare through step 2; store at room temperature up to 4 hours. To serve hot, spread vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet, and place in a 350 degrees oven until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes. Proceed with step 3.

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