How Do You Make Stuffed Endive Appetizers?

How Do You Make Stuffed Endive Appetizers?

To make stuffed endive appetizers, make a mixture of goat cheese, nuts, herbs and seasoning and stuff it into endive spears. Top the spears with a balsamic vinegar, honey and orange reduction.

Stuffed Endive Appetizer Recipe

This recipe was originally published in Cooking Light magazine. It balances bitter, sweet and creamy flavors together to make a great party dish.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ready in: 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 heads of endives, divided into 16 leaves
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 oranges, divided into 16 sections
  • 1 tablespoon chives, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Prepare the oven and baking sheet
  2. Grease a baking sheet and turn on the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Toast the walnuts
  4. Drizzle the walnuts with 1 tablespoon of honey and toss to mix. Lay the nuts on the prepared baking sheet and toast them in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Make the vinegar reduction
  6. In a saucepan, blend the balsamic vinegar, remaining honey and orange juice and turn the heat to high. Boil the mixture for around 5 minutes until only 3 tablespoons of liquid remains.

  7. Stuff the endive leaves
  8. Add an orange section to each endive leaf and spoon the crumbled cheese and walnuts on top. Lay the stuffed endives on a serving dish or plate and drizzle the balsamic vinegar reduction on top. Garnish the dish with pepper and chives.

There are several other ways to prepare stuffed endive leaves. The Food Network website includes a recipe for endive leaves stuffed with goat cheese and fresh herbs. Southern Living offers a recipe for endives stuffed with shrimp salad.