Scrumptious roasted Brussels sprouts made with bourbon, maple, bacon and pear, and topped with crumbled feta cheese for the win.

Bourbon Maple Brussels Sprouts

For me, the hardest part about making these roasted Brussels sprouts is not snacking on the crispy leaves when they come right out of the oven.

The crispy leaves on these roasted Brussels sprouts taste so good and add a wonderful flavor to the entire dish.

The bourbon, maple syrup and bacon are a wonderful complement to the roasted Brussels sprouts.

And I especially like how the pears in this recipe add a hint of sweetness.

Last but not least, the Brussels sprouts are topped with crumbled feta cheese. 

This unique side dish tastes so good that you may want to just make it a main dish instead.

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Let’s check out the ingredients.

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon ingredients

Brussels sprouts, red pear, bourbon, maple syrup, olive oil, real bacon bits, garlic, crumbled feta cheese and salt

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Brussels sprouts in colander

Peel some of the leaves off of the larger Brussels sprouts, and rinse and drain both the Brussels sprouts and the leaves.

Set aside.

For the Marinade

Bourbon, Maple Syrup, Olive Oil and Garlic:

Pour bourbon in mixing bowl

In a large bowl add the bourbon,

Pour maple syrup in mixing bowl

maple syrup,

Pour olive oil in mixing bowl

olive oil,

Diced garlic on cutting board with knife

Add diced garlic in mixing bowl with knife

and garlic.

Bacon Bits:

Add bacon bits in mixing bowl

Add bacon bits, and

Whisk marinade in bowl

whisk together.

For the Brussels Sprouts and Pears

Add Brussels sprouts to marinade in bowl

Next,

Add Brussels sprouts to marinade in bowl

add the…

Add Brussels sprouts to marinade in bowl

…Brussels sprouts to the bowl, and set aside for a moment.

Cut red pears on cutting board with knife

With the skin on, cut the pear from the core into large pieces.

Then cut the pieces into smaller pieces about ¾’s of an inch thick.

Add cut pears in mixing bowl

Add the pear to the bowl…

Mix Brussels sprouts, pears and marinade in bowl

…and gently stir so that the Brussels sprouts and pears are coated in the marinade.

Baking Sheet Pan and Salt:

Add salt to Brussels sprouts and pears on baking sheet

To a large cookie sheet that has sides, evenly spread out the Brussels sprouts, pears and all of the marinade.

Lightly sprinkle salt on top.

Bake:

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon on baking sheet

In a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.), cook for 15 minutes then remove the pan from the oven.

Using a spatula, carefully stir so the Brussels sprouts get coated with the marinade at the bottom of the pan.

Put the Brussels sprouts back in the oven and…

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon on baking sheet

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon on baking pan

…let cook for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the leaves and bottom sides of the Brussels sprouts start to turn a crispy brown.

Serve

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon in bowl

Serve right away while the Brussels sprouts are warm.

Toppings:

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Feta in bowl

Top with bacon…

Bourbon Maple Brussels Sprouts

…and crumbled feta.

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Feta in bowl

…Then,

Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon on fork

enjoy each and every bite.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Bourbon and Maple Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bourbon & Maple

These roasted Brussels sprouts made with Bourbon, maple, bacon, pear and feta cheese are a unique and scrumptious side dish. 
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole Brussels sprouts small to medium size
  • 1 red pear (or a Bosc, D'Anjou, or Bartlett pear can be used)
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon bits for the roasted Brussels sprouts
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 1 tablespoon real bacon bits for the topping
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese for the topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Peel some of the leaves off of the larger Brussels sprouts, and rinse and drain both the Brussels sprouts and the leaves. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the bourbon, maple syrup, olive oil, garlic, bacon, and whisk together. Add the Brussels sprouts, stir together and set aside for a moment. 
  • With the skin on, cut the pear from the core into large pieces. Then cut the pieces into smaller pieces about 3/4's of an inch thick.
    Add the pear to the bowl and gently stir so that the Brussels sprouts and pears are coated with the marinade.
  • To a large cookie sheet that has sides, evenly spread out the Brussels sprouts, pears and all of the marinade. Lightly sprinkle salt on top. 
  • In a preheated oven, cook for 15 minutes then remove the pan from the oven, and using a spatula carefully stir so the Brussels sprouts get coated with the marinade at the bottom of the pan.
    Put the Brussels sprouts back in the oven and let cook for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the leaves start to turn a crispy brown. Serve right away while warm.
  • Top with bacon and crumbled feta.