Fresh Fruit|Quick & Easy|Side Dishes

Cranberry Brown Butter with Roasted Brussels Sprouts



  • 4 pounds brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
  • 6 T extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen, thawed cranberries
  • 3 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 T finely grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 1/2 tsp. finely grated orange zest
  • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp. chopped thyme


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • On 2 large rimmed baking sheets, toss the Brussels sprouts with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 40 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the sprouts are tender and browned in spots.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, maple syrup, ginger, and orange zest. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until the cranberries break down and thicken, about 10 minutes.
  • In a medium skillet, cook the butter over moderately high heat until deep golden, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the shallots and thyme, and stir into the cranberry sauce.
  • Transfer the butter-cranberry mixture to a serving bowl, add the Brussels sprouts, and toss. Season with salt and serve warm.