Holiday Brussels Sprouts
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
This festive red and green side dish of Holiday Brussels Sprouts is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dinner. Brussels sprouts for the green and dried cranberries for the red.
1 pound Brussels sprouts, steamed
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Coat an 8 X 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Place Brussels sprouts in bottom of prepared pan. (Note: If you can't find fresh Brussels sprouts, use frozen ones that have been thawed; just decrease the cooking time below by about 10 to 15 minutes.)
Combine maple syrup, oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl; pour over Brussels sprouts. Stir in cranberries and bake, covered, until tender and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Recipe makes 4 servings.
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