Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts

Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts will brighten your holiday table with the vibrant color and flavorful combination. Enjoy warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts

This is the last Thanksgiving recipe I plan to post. And in fact, this is the last post for a while. Our family is going to start showing up on Saturday, and I’m taking a little break to fully enjoy my time with them. It’s rare that Hubby and I get to spend holidays with both of our families since mine is from IL and his is from CT. Almost everyone is going to make it and we’re just going to soak up all the family-ness of the week. I’ll be back in December with some new recipes for you guys to check out.

I first made these Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts last winter. You see, I have a love affair with pomegranates in the winter. I seriously cannot.get.enough of them. I love the color. I love the flavor. I love the texture. I just love everything about these little gems and put them in and on everything imaginable. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. But mostly it does work, which is a good thing.

Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables and this dish is perfect for the holidays. It keeps in the fridge pretty well so you can make it up to a day in advance. Just leave the dressing off of it and toss it all together right before serving. I even like this dish cold or at room temperature. It does not have to be served warm to be enjoyed.

So if you’re looking for one more dish to add to your holiday menu, check this one out. Bonus points for adding something green to the table!

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Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts

Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts will brighten your holiday table with the vibrant color and flavorful combination. Enjoy warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

For the Walnuts
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup maple syrup
generous sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

For the Dressing
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp grainy mustard
1 Tbsp maple syrup
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Brussels Sprouts
1 1/2 lbs trimmed brussels sprouts (trim the bases and peel away the outer, darkest leaves)
1 Tbsp olive oil
Seeds from 1 pomegranate

Directions:

Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate. Place the walnuts and maple syrup in a nonstick skillet and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat and cook for 6-7 minutes. Spoon the walnuts onto the parchment in a single layer and allow to cool. When cool and crisp, break into small pieces.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.

Using the slicing attachment on a food processor, slice the brussels sprouts (or, thinly slice by hand.)

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the brussels sprouts, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes, until browned in spots. Add dressing and toss to coat. Toss in candied walnuts and pomegranate seeds. Adjust seasonings to taste, and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm.

Recipe from Cara's Cravings

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12 Responses to “Goat Cheese Cake with Peach and Blueberry Topping”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I’m like you and totally try out recipes based on photos! I think goat cheese and fruit are always a perfect combo. The goat cheesecake sounds intriguing!

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    Lauren — September 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing! I’m totally with you about photos of food – they are typically what tempt me to make a recipe.

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    Amanda — September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    This cake looks DELICIOUS!

    I’d never heard of using goat cheese in a cheesecake, but I’m intrigued.

    I, too, much prefer pictures. Sometimes you just don’t put the ingredients together in your head the right way and it comes out looking totally different than you expected. I also flip through the book faster and I tend to not find recipes unless there are pics!

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    Beeb — September 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    i think trying something new without any idea what it should look like it rough. i love pictures but most cookbooks dont seem to have enough. i think thats why i love this blog so much, you take TONS! 🙂

    i am very intrigued by this recipe. but i dont eat blueberries or peaches. is it good by itself? or is the fruit greatly needed??

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    Jen — September 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Beeb – It’s similar to any other cheesecake. It was good on it’s own, but the fruit really enhanced the flavor. Are there other fruits you like that you could top it with? Strawberries and blueberries would be great!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Oh yum! I totally want to try this. I love goat cheese (and fruit) and bet this would make an amazing cake!

    I like photos too, but sometimes I get a little too into them. Like the other night when I forgot to add raisins to my cinnamon raisin bread because they weren’t in the photo 🙂

    Sues

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I definitely prefer recipes with pictures but if a description is really good (or intriguing) or if an author points it out as a favorite… or lastly if it’s a source I trust, I go for it. With that said, I’m glad you made it and posted pictures. This cake looks (and sounds) absolutely fantastic!!!

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    flavourfulbounty — September 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This looks really good. I agree that sometimes I eat with my eyes. I love photos, but not the ones that look almost fake since they are so perfect. That’s why I love food blogs – usually it is just the food as it will be served.

    I cook from a lot of different sources, and will try recipes that are appealing without any pics either. Sometimes it is more difficult when I am completely unfamiliar with the dish, though.

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    Ingrid — September 4, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Photos! I love yours…the “cake” looks so pretty with it’s white lip and fruit piled high.
    ~ingrid

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    Cara — September 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I can see how it would be more of a “cheesecake” than a “cheese cake” because there’s such a small amount of flour. As we move into fall, I bet it would be delicious with a topping of figs sauteed with honey… mmm… honey figs and goat cheese!

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    Shannon — September 15, 2010 at 1:45 am

    LOVE goat cheese cheesecake 🙂 peaches and blueberries seem like another good topper (i recently made one with figs and raspberries!)

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    Jay — February 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    i really have to bake that cake for my boyfriend who has a milk intolerance. thank you for posting this many recipes with goat cheese 🙂
    best wishes, jay, my blog: artandloveandme.blogspot.com

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