Brussels Sprouts with Apples

This deliciously seasoned mixture of Brussels sprouts, apples, onions, water chestnuts, and raisins is a wonderful addition to holiday meals.

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 1/4 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 none medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 none large Red Delicious apple, diced
  • 1 none garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 none (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg


Bring brussels sprouts, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and water to cover to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until caramel-colored. Add apple juice, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned particles.

Add apple, garlic, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until apple is tender. Add water chestnuts, next 4 ingredients, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently toss in brussels sprouts.


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