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Saucy Sprouts and Oranges

“You will win converts to brussels sprouts and enjoy the compliments with this mouthwatering recipe!” writes Carolyn Hannay of Antioch, Tennessee. Citrus and mustard flavor the tasty sauce for this dish, which Carolyn likes to serve with turkey or ham.—Carolyn Hannay, Antioch, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 medium navel oranges
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted


  • Finely grate zest of 1 orange; set zest aside. Cut that orange in half; squeeze juice into a 1-cup measuring cup. Add enough water to measure 1/2 cup; set aside. Peel and discard white membranes from remaining oranges; section them and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. water and Brussels sprouts to a boil. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk cornstarch and reserved orange juice mixture until smooth; add to the butter. Stir in mustard and five-spice powder. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • Drain sprouts; gently stir in orange sections. Transfer to a serving bowl; drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with almonds and grated orange zest.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 97 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • smile_e2003
    Jan 29, 2016

    This was an OK side. I think it's more of a taste preference than a bad recipe. I like the fresh oranges and the glaze, I just didn't care for the Chinese five spice powder flavor. So I probably wouldn't make it again. If I did I would definitely substitute that one ingredient... for something.