Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Mint

This dish has a permanent seat at my Thanksgiving table. It tastes great and provides a shock-and-awe element that I enjoy. When you tell your guests you paired apples and Brussels sprouts with fresh mint, they typically react with trepidation. I expect that, because the combination does seem weird. But fresh spearmint is versatile, cooks well and adds a freshness that complements heavy fall meals.

Photography By Natalie Gantz | August 22, 2018

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cleaned, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tart apples, cored and chopped to bite-sized pieces (unpeeled)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon almond oil (optional)
  • ½ cup spearmint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Mix together the Brussels sprouts, apples and onions in a large mixing bowl with the oil(s). Toss in the fresh mint, season with the salt and pepper and combine until all ingredients are well mixed.

Place the mixture in a heavy-bottom ceramic or glass roasting dish and roast for about 25–35 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts and onions start to caramelize slightly. Shuffle and toss the sprouts a few times during the process to allow for even cooking.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cleaned, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tart apples, cored and chopped to bite-sized pieces (unpeeled)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon almond oil (optional)
  • ½ cup spearmint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper