|Place the bacon into a 10-inch straight-sided saute pan and set over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crisp and brown. Remove bacon and all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan using a slotted spoon.
Decrease the heat to low.Add the onion and cook just until they turn semi-translucent, approximately 3 minutes. Add the salt and apple and continue to cook for another minute.
Add the brussel sprouts, heavy cream, and mustard and cook just until the brussel sprouts are heated through, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the bacon, blue cheese, and nutmeg. Serve immediately.
Basic Brussels Sprouts
Cut off the stem end of the brussel sprout and remove any yellowing outer leaves. Cut each sprout in half from stem to top. Place the brussel sprout, water, and salt into a 3 to 4-quart sauce pan and cover. Place over high heat and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove and serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings