A slightly sweet sauce with walnuts will even have children asking for more.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the Brussels sprouts. Return to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 5 to 7 minutes, until sprouts are tender. Drain.

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  • In a microwave safe bowl, mix the butter, walnuts, brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Cover, and cook on High 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted and the walnuts are warm. Pour over the cooked Brussels sprouts to serve.

Nutrition Facts

326.1 calories; 8.1 g protein; 16.6 g carbohydrates; 17.4 mg cholesterol; 140.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2008
If you use fresh brussels sprouts and cut them into 1/4's and stir fry them in a little olive oil (or your preferred oil)instead of boiling then continue with the rest of the recipe instructions it's even better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2009
I love brussels sprouts. What I didn't like about this recipe was the allspice and the nutmeg. I think I would have enjoyed it more with the butter and brown sugar only with some salt. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2008
If you use fresh brussels sprouts and cut them into 1/4's and stir fry them in a little olive oil (or your preferred oil)instead of boiling then continue with the rest of the recipe instructions it's even better. Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2008
If you use fresh brussels sprouts and cut them into 1/4's and stir fry them in a little olive oil (or your preferred oil)instead of boiling then continue with the rest of the recipe instructions it's even better. Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2010
This is a really good healthy side dish! I steamed fresh brussels sprouts which I think makes a big difference. For the sauce I used light margarine and cut the brown sugar to 2 tablespoons. Also cooked it in a saucepan instead of the microwave which eliminated the grainy texture some others encountered. I definitely recommend cutting the sprouts in half before coating with the sauce. It allows the flavor to soak in. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
Pretty good and tasty but a bit too sugary. Believe it or not a little bit of water helps the sauce come together if the sugar and butter don't come together. It tasted a lot better the second day. 5-stars for leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Wow I never would have thought that brussel sprouts could actally taste this great! This recipe is so easy and tasty. I used fresh brussel sprouts roughly two handfuls and then pretty much followed the rest of the recipe but eyeballed the rest of the ingredients. I don't have a microwave so I simply let the sprouts remain the strainer and put the butter (margarine actually) nuts and spices in the same pot I cooked the sprouts and let it all melt and warm up. I put the sprouts in a glass dish and poured the sauce over top. This is worth trying and I'll make this again. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
Way too Bizarre! I made this last night and my kids asked for seconds. I have always liked brussels sprouts but when I found this recipe for adding brown sugar I thought it might give me a shot at getting my kids to eat them...So happy I found this recipe! Very easy and yummy. We all really loved the walnuts too....we were fighting for them at the end of the bowl! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I made this for Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit. Evereyone raved how good they were. I'll definitely use again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2005
Pretty yummy! I didn't add the walnuts because I hate nuts but the butter/brown sugar combo was nice. My only complaint was that when I melted the 2 together in the microwave all the butter settled to the top and the sugar to the bottom. It didn't combine very well and the sauce was a bit 'grainy' then. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I'm not a huge brussels sprouts fan but these were quite tasty. I liked the contrasts between the brown sugar and the sprouts. I'm considering this dish for Thanksgiving dinner. My husband really liked this dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2009
I love brussels sprouts. What I didn't like about this recipe was the allspice and the nutmeg. I think I would have enjoyed it more with the butter and brown sugar only with some salt. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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