Today I wanted to share with you guys a great appetizer recipe that is perfect for your next spring or summer time party.
Pear and Cheese Endive Bites
Yields: 20 bites
1 head of endive
1 ripe pear (peeled, cored and cut into small cubes)
6 red seedless grapes, quartered
1 tablespoon of blue cheese or feta
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts (Reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish)
Salt and pepper
Rinse endive and remove leaves. You should have about 20 individual pieces in a head of endive. In a small bowl, add the cubed pear pieces, quartered grapes, blue cheese, and toasted walnut pieces. Stir to combine ingredients. Drizzle olive oil and season with salty and pepper. Gently toss to coat and check for seasonings. Depending on the ripeness of the pears you may or may not need to add more olive oil. Using a small spoon, evenly divide mixture between the leaves of endive. Top each piece with a sprinkle of reserved toasted walnut pieces. Alternatively, you could fill mixture in small tasting cups to serve.