Brussels Sprouts Poached with Apples and Onions

A flavorful and festive delicious Brussels sprouts may become your favorite vegetable!


1 pound Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed

2 Golden Delicious apples

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider


1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

1/8 teaspoon anise seeds

1/8 cup balsamic vinegar

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Cut sprouts in half lengthwise. Peel and core apples. Cut them in 1/2 inch cubes.
In a large skillet, heat oil and butter. Add chopped onion and apples. Saute 5 minutes until apples soften. Add Brussels sprouts and saute, stirring gently, for about 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat, cover and simmer until sprouts are fork tender, about 5 minutes.
To serve, spoon sprouts into a bowl along with pan juices.
Serves: 4