Braised Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Chestnuts

Braised Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Contributor: Jenn Dempsey

Brussels sprouts and chestnuts are a classic combo. Here they get a new groove with apples and a sweet butter glaze.

  • Author: Jenn Dempsey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


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  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced apples
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider*
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 cup roughly chopped jarred cooked whole roasted chestnuts


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts and apples. Season with salt. Cook for 4-5 minutes until apples are slightly tender.
  2. Add apple cider. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 10-12 minutes until Brussels sprouts are tender. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and cook until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. When Brussels sprouts are tender stir in chestnuts and melted butter mixture and gently toss to coat. Season with additional salt to taste if desired. Serve immediately.

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*If you don’t have apple cider, apple juice works perfectly. Do not use apple cider vinegar in place of the cider though. We want sweetness here.