1.5 lbs Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
15 garlic cloves peeled
1/4 cup olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup honey balsamic glaze (recipe to follow)
4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled or 1/2 cup Real bacon bits
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 dried cranberries
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
Balsamic Glaze Recipe
1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey
-In a very small saucepan, combine the vinegar and honey and bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until it is reduced by about half, about 20 minutes. Remove heat and cool to room temperature. You can also make it in the microwave, checking it every couple minutes until it is reduced by half.
-In a bowl, toss together Brussels Sprouts, garlic, olive oil, 2 tsp slat and 2 tsp pepper.
-Dump onto a large baking sheet, spreading them around so everything is in one layer.
-Remove from oven, toss o release the undersides, and return to the oven to finish roasting, until some of the sprouts are charred and the garlic cloves are tender, about 15 minutes longer.
-Transfer to a platter and season to taste with more salt and pepper.
-Drizzle with glaze, then scatter the bacon, walnuts, cranberries and blue cheese over the top.