Endive with Herbed Cream Cheese and Caramelized Apples

Endive with ApplesWhenever I have a dinner party at my house, I always have the same dilemma…what shall I make for appetizers? I get more stressed out about the appetizers than the main course, so that is the reason I have been making a lot of different appetizers lately, which explains all of my bean dips :).

This endive recipe was really great, not to mention how easy and simple it was to make. The endive looks so pretty and they are deliciously tasty with the beautiful combination of soft herbed cream cheese and caramelized apple filling. This is a great appetizer for your next holiday party. Try it!

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Ingredients

(About 24 pieces)

  • 4 heads Belgian endive, trimmed, separated into spears
  • 4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Herbed Cream Cheese

  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Directions

  1. Herbed Cream Cheese
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Place a medium sauce pan over medium heat and add the butter, apples and cinnamon. Stir and cook for about 7 minutes.
  4. Use a teaspoon to fill the end of each endive leaf with herbed cream cheese and add about 1 tablespoon of apples. Arrange on a platter and serve.
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Comments

  1. says

    I think stuffed endives make beautiful appetizers! Unfortunately all my family and friends are such carnivores, that I’d be the only one digging into these nummy goodies … genius idea abt combining the cream cheese and apples like that.

  2. says

    I’d like to try Belgian Endives, every time I passed by them I got curious, but never had the courage to bring them home. Now I know what I’d do next time when I am in my favourite grocery.

  3. says

    Erica… Eso debe estar de muerte!
    Siempre he cocinado las endivias con salsa de nata y roquefort, pero así como las has preparado y con la manzana caramelizada. Ayyy… Ya me estoy chupando los dedos.
    Un beso.

  4. says

    Appetizers are almost the most important aspect of the meal. This is what sets the mood of meal and prepares your guests for the meal. We are always stressed about appetizers too.

    A couple more weeks and I will be combing your site for a good entree. Our cooking club is 12/5!

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