Bacon Apple & Caramelized Onion Brussels Sprouts

With crispy fried bacon, caramelized honey crisp apple chunks, caramelized onions, and brown sugar, these are a little sweet, and a little salty. Perfect veggie!
Course Veggie/side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl


  • 8 oz. thick-cut bacon
  • 2 tbsp. bacon grease
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts rinsed, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple peeled, diced
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until browned and crisp.
  2. Reserve 3 tbsp. bacon grease in the pan, and discard the remainder.
  3. Set aside bacon to drain on paper towels.
  4. Crumble into pieces.
  5. Add the onion and Brussels sprouts to the pan.
  6. Cover with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and soft, 12-15 minutes.
  7. Add the apple, brown sugar, and butter.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes, or until apple is golden and soft.
  9. Salt & pepper. Serve!