I made these for bridge and they love them - they were the hit of the night! I did get two heads of endive as someone suggested and increased the balsamic vinegar and orange juice to 1/3 c. for plenty of sauce. I used pecans, mandarin oranges and blue cheese because I had them on hand. I will be making these again - easy and delicious!
Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
This elegant first course showcases a marvelous partnership between slightly bitter endive, creamy goat cheese, and sweet orange juice. From pretty presentation to fantastic flavor, you can't go wrong with this simple appetizer.
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- Calories: 92
- Calories from fat: 44%
- Fat: 4.5g
- Saturated fat: 1.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4g
- Protein: 2.5g
- Carbohydrate: 11.9g
- Fiber: 2g
- Cholesterol: 3mg
- Iron: 0.6mg
- Sodium: 29mg
- Calcium: 43mg
- 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons honey, divided
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 16 Belgian endive leaves (about 2 heads)
- 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese
- 16 small orange sections (about 2 navel oranges)
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine walnuts and 1 tablespoon honey; spread on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes.
- Combine 1 tablespoon honey, vinegar, and orange juice in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat, and cook until reduced to 3 tablespoons (about 5 minutes).
- Fill each endive leaf with 1 orange section. Top each section with 1 teaspoon cheese and 1 teaspoon walnuts; arrange on a plate. Drizzle the vinegar mixture evenly over leaves, and sprinkle evenly with chives and pepper.
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