I really, really love this appetizer. A tasty embellishment is the addition of pomegranate seeds on top. The red adds a nice touch as does the tart juicy burst of flavor. Once I take these to a gathering, I can't show up with anything different at subsequent get-togethers without disappointing a few people. And then I tell them it's from Cooking Light!
Really very good. Served these as a light appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner--didn't want the guests to spoil their appetites, but also didn't want them passing out from hunger before dinner was ready. It served the purpose. I used grapes instead of orange sections because I didn't want to bother with the prep for the oranges. Husband and guests loved it! I'll be making this one again!
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!
This turned out pretty good, if not great, which was surprising considering all the other reviews. A few tips: Get more that 2 heads of endive so that you can have plenty of the larger leaves. The smaller leaves are really difficult to get all of the ingredients into properly If possible, ensure the balsalmic mixture is reduced enough to where it's somewhat thick and not so runny. Otherwise, it easily drips out of the individual endive leaves and makes a mess.
I love this recipe! I changed a few things and made it with chopped apple (spritzed with fresh lemon) and gorgonzola instead of oranges. I also used 3 heads of endive (party of 8) because it always goes so fast.
Wow! Took these to a party and they were gone in a flash! Used the non-stick foil for the walnuts and had no issues. This recipe will give you a gourmet cook reputation!
This was such a delicious dish! And so quick and easy to make. It took just 15min. Who would have ever thought navel oranges would go so well with this dish! We were having leftovers, and I wanted to add something special to the dinner. This did the trick! I highly recommend everyone to try this. You will not be disappointed.
Delicious combination of flavors! Easy to make ahead of time and drizzle with the reduction just before serving.
I made these for a large birthday party we attended. Doubled the recipe. They were gone in a blink of an eye. Very well received. Made a beautiful presentation. They are very time consuming to make, but have a really good blend of flavors. I made exactly as the recipe stated - did not change a thing.
I have been making this for years and it is always a hit. Probably my most requested appetizer recipe. Now my daughter is making it for her friends.
It's only been the last four years that I've learned to cook, and at age 45 it's time I took FOOD to a pot-luck, instead of bringing the paper plates. This recipe showed up in my inbox the morning of a Christmas party and I decided to go for it - and got RAVE REVIEWS! I used mandarin oranges as someone else suggested, and probably went light on drizzling the balsamic reduction, because I had some left over, but ALL the guests where trying to find me to exclaim how great these were. I made them again for another party this weekend and didn't have chives - Use the chives, it adds that extra something special. The other great thing is this recipe only makes 16 spears, so when the plate is empty quickly, you look like an amazing chef '-) Highly recommend ! Tammy E
A huge hit at every party I take them to. Careful when toasting the walnuts and honey in the oven, as they will burn in under 5 minutes. Delicious and easy to make!
Excellent! I made this a few years ago once it appeared the the Best of Cooking Light cookbook. Didn't alter the recipe at all, is very quick, delicious and easy to transport. Will not disappoint!
True to the reviews - YUM! These were very impressive at a party I took them too. I had no problems with the walnuts at all. Made exactly as specified in the recipe.
Made it this weekend for my hubby and best friend... they went for seconds, thirds... all but one (we still have the main course to conquer), gone in a few minutes! The whole thing just melts in your mouth. Overdid the reduction though; came out too sticky. Used mandarin oranges as some recommended. Would definitely serve again.
I made these for a New Year's Eve party, and they were gone in 5 minutes!! Everyone loved them and I had numerous requests for the recipe. Super easy to prepare, too!
Fabulous recipe. I made the mistake of reducing the balsamic too much so it got a little tacky but the flavor was excellent. All in all delicious. Everyone was asking for the recipe!
This was very good and very popular - nice presentation looks impressive and it's so easy. It was a little putzy with the sectioning of the oranges but still very easy overall. I made just as directed. The only problem I had was that the walnuts were overcooked after ten minutes - practically charred. I threw them out and made again and checked and stirred every two minutes and took them out of the oven after about six minutes. Maybe it was something with my oven but I'd recommend checking and removing when golden brown - not black.
I have made these five or six times and they are always a hit, lots of compliments and so very easy! Don't skip a single element and use fresh oranges properly sectioned to remove the pith and membranes.
This recipe deserves a little recognition. I made this at Thanksgiving as my contribution to my boyfriend's family get-together needless to say it was a big hit! They were disappearing off the platter fast. When I came back into the kitchen his grandma was cleaning the platter off. I knew they were going fast turns out grandma stashed the last 5 or so in the fridge for later. My side of the family was begging me to make them the following week.
The various textures and tastes mingle to create a very pleasant taste sensation. I used blue cheese and canned mandarin oranges. The balsamic reduction adds incredible flavor. Sprinkling the chives over all makes it very attractive. I omitted the pepper. I have served this twice and everyone loves it. I will continue to make this recipe as a favorite!
I made these for a dinner party and every one thinks I am a gourmet cook! The flavors are incredible and I used a feta cheese instead and it tasted great. I would suggest making in advance if you need to but make the reduction just before serving. Also be sure to remove the walnuts right away from the tray right after being in the oven because they will stick. Over all an incredibly pleasing taste and very easy to make.
Holy cow these are phenomenal. I had these at a dinner party and was so wowed by them that I tracked down the recipe online. Elegant, delicious and healthy to boot!
Love this recipe! I have make it for numerous parties and it is always a hit! I have replaced the oranges with grapes and it has a very nice flavor!