Sugar Glazed Brussels

    21 min

    This quick and easy recipe will get the pickiest eaters to eat their greens. Brussels sprouts and walnuts are coated in a sweet, buttery and lightly spiced glaze. It's perfect as a side dish. Try them out at your next Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 250ml water
    • 575g fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts
    • 50g butter
    • 225g walnuts
    • 3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:11min  ›  Ready in:21min 

    1. In a saucepan, bring water to the boil and add Brussels sprouts. Return to the boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes, until sprouts are tender. Drain.
    2. In a microwave safe bowl, mix the butter, walnuts, dark brown soft sugar, allspice, nutmeg and salt. Cover and cook on High 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted and the walnuts are warm. Pour over the cooked Brussels sprouts to serve.

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    If you use fresh brussels sprouts, and cut them into 1/4's and stir fry them in a little olive oil (or your preferred oil)instead of boiling then continue with the rest of the recipe instructions, it's even better.  -  21 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a really good, healthy side dish! I steamed fresh brussels sprouts, which I think makes a big difference. For the sauce, I used light margarine and cut the brown sugar to 2 tablespoons. Also cooked it in a saucepan instead of the microwave, which eliminated the grainy texture some others encountered. I definitely recommend cutting the sprouts in half before coating with the sauce. It allows the flavor to soak in.  -  02 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Pretty good and tasty, but a bit too sugary. Believe it or not, a little bit of water helps the sauce come together if the sugar and butter don't come together. It tasted a lot better the second day. 5-stars for leftovers!  -  05 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)