8 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
2 lb. Brussels sprouts
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
1/2 c. dried, unsweetened cranberries
1/4 c. apple juice
1/4 c. maple syrup
In a large cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon oven medium-high for 6-8 minutes or until crispy.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
Add the Brussels sprouts to the skillet, stirring well to coat with the bacon grease. Reduce heat to
medium and cook without stirring for 6 minutes or until the sprouts start to brown/caramelize.
Stir in the salt and red pepper and continue to cook an additional 6 – 8 minutes or until Brussels
sprouts are just tender.
Stir in the cranberries, apple juice, and maple syrup. Cook 3 minutes, stirring to coat the Brussels
sprouts. Add the cooked bacon and stir to combine. Serve immediately.