Lazy Days: Brussel Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Bacon

Love them or loathe them, Brussel Sprouts are a Christmas dinner essential! Long gone are the days of “stinky” boiled sprouts, as we’re constantly thinking of new, exciting and oh so delicious ways of cooking and preparing this divisive vegetable. Our friends at Clarks Maple Syrup have shared with us their festive recipe for the sweetest, most moreish brussel sprouts you could ever feast your eyes on. There won’t be single brussel sprout left on your guests' plates this year, trust us!

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Ingredients

600g Brussels Sprouts
6 Bacon Rashers
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Few Sprigs of Thyme and Rosemary
Clarks Pure Maple Syrup 100 ml
Salt and Pepper to season

Method

Preheat oven to 200°C / Gas 6.

Wash the Brussels sprouts, trim the ends and arrange them in a single layer in a roasting dish.

Cut the rashers of bacon into lardons and fry until crispy

Scatter the bacon, rosemary and thyme sprigs over the top of the sprouts, then cook in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Just before they are ready, pour 100 ml of Maple Syrup over the top, stir well and return to the oven for 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven, pick out the herbs, season well and keep warm until ready to serve.