Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Orange Cranberry Glaze

fresh Brussel Sprouts {plan on 3-4 per person}

bacon strips {1 slice for 3-4 sprouts}

Cranberry Orange Glaze

Trim sprouts and cut in half if necessary so all the sprouts are roughly the same size.  Wrap each sprout in bacon and place on a parchment lined baking sheet with bacon ends tucked under sprouts.  Roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until bacon and sprouts are done.  Drain well on paper towels.  Transfer to a shallow baking dish.  Pour enough sauce over sprouts to coat them well.  Place dish in a 350 oven until sauce and sprouts are heating through.  Serve with toothpicks or cocktail forks

Cranberry Orange Glaze

12 oz fresh cranberries

1 cup orange juice

1 cup real maple syrup

zest from 1 orange

Put cranberries, zest, juice and syrup into a large sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer.  Cook until berries burst open and soften.  Remove pan from heat and let sauce cool.  Once cool put sauce into a large jar and refrigerate for up to a week.  Makes about 1 pint.