Brussels sprout and apple champ

Brussels sprout and apple champ. Photograph: Harry Weir

Brussels sprout and apple champ. Photograph: Harry Weir

Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 05:55

  • Serves: 6
  • Cooking Time: 60 mins
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Irish


  • 400g Brussels sprouts
  • 1.5kg peeled potatoes
  • 250ml milk
  • 100ml cream
  • 100g butter
  • Salt and white pepper
  • A pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 eating apple (peeled and finely diced)


1 Trim the sprouts, then cut them in half if they are small and into quarters if they are large.

2 Put a medium pot of lightly-salted water to boil then cook the sprouts for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften, drain then refresh under cold water.

3 Remove any excess water then set aside (this can be done in advance).

4 Cut the potatoes into even pieces then put on to boil. When cooked, drain and mash them.

5 Heat the milk and cream then add it to the potatoes along with the butter, salt and pepper and nutmeg.

6 When ready to serve, add the sprouts and apple to the potatoes, then warm everything together over a low heat until the sprouts are hot. Serve immediately.