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In my list of 10 Favorite Things About Fall, I listed brussels sprouts. So here they are! First recipe of the fall season with this nutritious veggie. A little about them:

  • Name is brussels sprout NOT brussel sprout as they are traced back in origin to Brussels, Belgium
  • Grow on a stalk and get quite tall – see above
  • Great source of vitamins A, C, and K. They contain iron, fiber, potassium, and B vitamins – Its safe to say this is a Superfood.

I love brussels sprouts roasted with olive oil and sea salt but decided to get a little more adventurous since there was plenty of time.

Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Walnuts

Ingredients

To Buy

  • 4 cups Brussels Sprouts (slice off bottom stem, and cut each in half )
  • 2 apples – I used 1 granny smith and 1 gala (peeled, seeded and sliced thinly)

In the Pantry

  • 1/4 cup toasted, crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp of butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Sage
  • 1/2 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375

2. In a large bowl, toss sprouts, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and sea saltsprouts in pan

3. Bake in oven for 30-45 minutes, shaking every 10 minutes or so for even roasting

4. Meanwhile, on low heat heat up pan with small amount of butter and add apples, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg. Close lid and let natural juices from apple provide moisture during cooking time. Don’t let the apples get too mushy. About 10-15 minutes.

5. When Brussels Sprouts are done roasting, add apple mixture, and toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.

done roasting

This is a fairly time consuming dish – even though its not labor intensive. My family served this with grass-fed lamb and a very smooth Red Zinfandel. The flavors all worked perfectly together.

dinner table

Dessert was equally amazing. We chose to pick up the Fresh Fruit and Berry Florentina with Cognac Diplomat Cream from F.A.B. in Atlanta. The Florentina is a caramelized almond shell and our goal is to figure out how to re-create. If anyone has any idea, please let me know!

dessert

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