Honey Caramelized Brussels Sprouts


Romancing the Bee

“We kids feared many things in those days – werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School – but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.”

Dave Barry, Miami Herald Columnist
‘Dave Barry’s Bad Habits’ (1987)

This is a Brussels sprout recipe that even Dave Barry would love…


1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts

1/2 pound of butter

2 tablespoons honey

Kosher salt to taste


If using fresh, trim Brussels sprouts (remove bottom core section and cut in half). Bring a salted pot of water to a rolling boil and blanch the sprouts, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. They should still retain some bite when you take them out. Drain the sprouts and place them on a sheet tray and cool. Pick them over, removing any loose leaves.

If using frozen, cook per package directions.

Brown butter in a large sauté pan. Pan should be…

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14 thoughts on “Honey Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

    1. Funny mine never liked them till I sauted with garlic and olive oil one day 🙂 I but them now just for ME if you don’t like them in my book I refuse to make you LOVE them 🙂 more for me! I do cater to him and make what he loves so sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts are all mine 🙂

    1. Love how I make liver and bacon and onions 🙂 as long as there is food in the house we shall never starve 🙂 how are you? Each time I clear my computer of garbage I loose all of my favorite bloggers 😦 damn computers 🙂

      1. Hi there! I’m following you all the while. Was just admiring all those beautiful moths. I’m fine, but busy with our company. I’m in the middle of editing a piece for a client all about the benefits of honey. I spend what time I can in our garden but it’s never as much as I would like. Enjoy your liver – I know how good it is for you and there are ways of making me eat it. 😉 🙂

      2. 🙂

        I have been flat out selling prints, selling Red Poinsettias and tomorrow EARRINGS 🙂 then I shall rest and blog 🙂

      3. You sound very busy. I love poinsettias. My American mother’s relatives used to send one over every year. We also got maple syrup, and mimosa from Florida …

      4. YUM yes we are doing pretty good on the fundraiser now with a week to go and once Dec. 2 is behind me it is back to writing and blogging I just did a craft fair and will now just make polymer clay items for beading cheap and no one will ever have what my mind comes up with lol not sure that is a Good Thing 🙂

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