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Endive with Caramelized Pears and Blue Cheese

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 2 filled endive leaves)
The classic combination of pears, blue cheese, and walnuts yields a nice appetizer that comes together quickly. The filling mixture is best if made just before serving.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled Bosc pear (about 3 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup (about 3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 24 small Belgian endive leaves (about 3 heads)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 83
  • caloriesfromfat 34 %
  • fat 3.1 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 12.1 g
  • fiber 5.3 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 152 mg
  • calcium 109 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pear and sugar to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Cool.

  2. Place pear mixture, blue cheese, walnuts, and salt in a bowl; stir gently to combine. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons pear mixture into each endive leaf. Arrange leaves on a platter; sprinkle evenly with parsley.