6 to 8 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

hoboshm's Review

December 15, 2010
A hit at an office holiday dinner with ham, potatoes, salads, etc. I roasted the sprouts rather than boiling them (425 degrees for ~18 mins), and subbed dried cranberries for golden raisins--very pretty. Would also make a nice warm salad. With all the other ingredients, this is a good recipe for those who don't like sprouts; their flavor is mixed in with others and is therefore milder. Will make again.

tara31's Review

November 25, 2010
This was a fabulous Thanksgiving side dish! I tossed the sprouts with lemon juice and roasted instead of boiling for more flavor. Made the rest as directed and they turned out great!

JessKeane's Review

November 26, 2008
This is the forth Thanksgiving I am making this recipe and every year I think I eat half of them before they hit the table. This is THE perfect sprout recipe, don't play with it, just make and enjoy. Oh, and before this recipe I thought these round, green blobs were toxic food. Now, if I can just convince my five year old to eat them, I will make this all the time.