Date Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Hazelnuts

1 hourServes 8
Date-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Hazelnuts


  • 3 oz thick sliced pancetta, cut into cubes
  • 2 lb The Fresh Market Halved Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Date Lady Date Syrup
  • 1½ tbsp sherry or rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ c hazelnuts, toasted, skinned and coarsely chopped
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted and cut into ¼-in dice with an oiled knife


Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook pancetta until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool.

Toss Brussels sprouts in oil on a large sheet pan. Turn sprouts cut side down and bake until browned and tender when pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes.

Remove sheet pan from oven. Scatter chopped dates over sprouts and drizzle date syrup over, tossing to coat. Return to oven and bake until syrup is bubbling, 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with vinegar and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with pancetta and hazelnuts and serve immediately.

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