Endive Pear Salad Bites With Maple Vinaigrette

Endive Pear Salad Bites With Maple Vinaigrette

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"This is a lovely alternative to a traditional appetizer. It can be passed or served as a salad course. Makes an excellent starter for Thanksgiving or an elegant fall dinner party."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 664 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 664 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 61.6 g
  • 95%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, and mustard together in a blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Arrange the endive on a serving platter with the rounded side down so that the leaves act as little bowls. Fill the endive with the diced pear, walnuts, and Gorgonzola cheese. Be careful to not overfill if you want to pass these. Carefully drizzle the dressing over the filling. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with green onion to serve.
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Reviews 6

  1. 8 Ratings


I made this in the morning for a baby shower that was held in the evening. The salad kept well and transported well (I filled the endive leaves before transporting). Also, I used only about half of the dressing and mixed it in with the salad instead of drizzling it - turned out great. I made the following changes and was happy with them: used only 1/4 cup olive oil; mixed half blue cheese with half goat cheese to cut down on the strong blue cheese flavor. I think it was an attractive appetizer when arranged in a pretty way on a plate.

Becky Ibbotson

I served this at a party of over 50 people. Much of the food choices were catered, but this was one of my own additions. I used goat instead of gorgonzola but the result was just a delicious. This one dish generated more compliments than all the catered foods. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will be a go-to for entertaining from now on.


I agree with the first review. There was way to much olive oil. I thought so as I put it in, should have followed my instincts. And much as I love Gorgonzola; flavor was too strong. I may make again with her suggestions, but not this holiday!