Goat Cheese and Spiced Walnuts on Endive

One-bite appetizers are an ideal party food. Prep these goat cheese appetizers ahead of time to save a few minutes the day of the party.


Makes 8 servings (serving size: 2 endive leaves)

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 95
Fat 8 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 4 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 88 mg
Calcium 30 mg


1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
16 Belgian endive leaves
1/2 cup (4 ounces) goat cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine first 7 ingredients. Spread nuts on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes, stirring halfway through baking. Remove from oven and set aside.

3. Arrange leaves on platter. Spread about 1 teaspoon of cheese into each leaf. Top with walnuts. Serve immediately.


Jamie Harder, MA, RD,

December 2007
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