This Salad with Shredded Brussel Sprouts Recipe is the perfect fall side dish. Made with apples and dried cherries and topped with a warm bacon dressing, this is the best way to make even the most avid Brussels Sprouts hater to change their minds!
Fry the bacon in batches in a frying pan until crisp, reserving all the bacon grease for later. Remove cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside to cool.
While the bacon cooks prepare Brussels sprouts, apples and dried cherries and combine in a large bowl. Crumble all bacon except for 2 slices into the bowl as well. Set aside.
Add all bacon grease back into the pan along with the onions and saute stirring frequently until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in vinegar, water, and sugar and simmer for 2-3 minutes to dissolve the sugar.
Pour this dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Crumble remaining two pieces of bacon over the top and serve immediately.
I used Gala apples but if you're looking for a more tart variety, Granny Smith is also a great option.