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Brussels Sprouts Agrodolce

In Italian cuisine, "agrodolce" refers to a sweet and sour sauce usually made with sugar and vinegar. For a fall and winter twist on these brussels sprouts, I used maple syrup and apple cider vinegar to make a delicious tart glaze that takes brussels sprouts to the next level. 

Plus, how pretty and festive is this dish for Christmas?

Brussels Sprouts Agrodolce


Brussels Sprouts Agrodolce


Side Dish

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts (trimmed and halved)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. This recipe originated on Giada’s Holiday Handbook. Episode: Friends and Family Thanksgiving.
  2. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and heat another 30 seconds. Add the shallot and cook, stirring often, until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the maple syrup and the vinegar and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes to reduce slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in the cranberries.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and warm another minute. Add the Brussels sprouts to the skillet and cook, undisturbed, until browned and beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Season with the salt. Stir the sprouts and cook another 3 minutes to continue to brown. Stir again and cook another 3 minutes to brown evenly. Add the maple mixture to the skillet and toss well to coat. Bring to a simmer and simmer to reduce the glaze slightly, another 2 minutes. Serve warm.



per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
27 grams
3 grams
10 grams
Saturated Fat
1 grams
410 milligrams
3 grams
18 grams
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2 reviews & comments

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    Dennis Smith

    Question – would dried cranberries would just as well, or would that lessen the dish?

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    Susan Jennings

    the glaze is great on leftover sprouts

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