Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Sunkist

March 25, 2020
Maple Bacon + Orange Juice Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Hey, y’all! I’m so excited to be sharing my recipe for Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts today!

This post was kindly sponsored by Sunkist Delite® Mandarins. All opinions expressed are my own. Post originally published March 2020, updated July 2021.

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Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Sunkist

The key to these Brussels sprouts? The balance of flavors. Maple syrup, bacon, and shallot = a divine trio, while the star ingredient that brings it all together – Sunkist Delite® Mandarins – heightens the recipe with citrus notes. You’ll never make Brussels sprouts the same way again!

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I’ve featured Sunkist Delite® Mandarins in a recipe before here on the blog; they are a staple in my home.

About Sunkist

Sunkist is a citrus cooperative that has been supporting California growers for over 125 years – since 1893, to be exact. To me, that means that they are a family of farmers that respect and depend on one another, uniting to share that special California-sunshine and high-quality citrus throughout the world. Sunkist believes in the importance of the individual farmer, which is something that I very much relate to, as I have deep roots in the farming industry here in my neck of the woods in Kentucky.

Apart from that, Sunkist is a sustainable brand that recognizes the vitality of Earth-friendly practices for the future of agriculture.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.
Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Mandarin + Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

JC Phelps
Looking for the perfect side dish? Try my flavorful Mandarin + Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 140 kcal


  • 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts halved and trimmed
  • 3-4 Sunkist Delite® Mandarins juiced and zested
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 8 slices of bacon chopped
  • 6 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Wash Brussels sprouts, cut in half, and trim as needed.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet or in the oven (I prefer to cook it in the oven); allow to cool and chop.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add extra virgin olive oil and the Brussels sprouts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add shallot and cook simultaneously.
  • After cooking for 5-10 minutes (until the sprouts are starting to brown), add Sunkist Delite® Mandarin juice and continue to cook until the sprouts are fully tender (5 minutes or less).
  • Add chopped bacon and maple syrup, evenly distributing over the sprouts. Cook for an additional 60-90 seconds.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Sodium: 32mgCalcium: 73mgVitamin C: 105mgVitamin A: 1080IUSugar: 13gFiber: 5gPotassium: 531mgCholesterol: 1mgCalories: 140kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 5gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 23gIron: 2mg
Keyword brussels sprouts, Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts, side dishes
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Where To Purchase

Sunkist Delite® Mandarins are readily available at your local grocery stores; as for me (and for my readers `d them at my local Kroger!

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