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Endive with Blue Cheese, Pears, & Walnuts

Endive with Blue Cheese, Pears, & Walnuts

Litehouse Inc.
Sweet pears and earthy walnuts are a natural match with creamy blue cheese. To make this quick and easy appetizer extra festive, seek out red endive for that pop of holiday color.


  • 3 endives preferably a mix of colors
  • 2 ounces Litehouse Simply Artisan Center Cut Blue Cheese crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 firm but ripe pear diced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • For garnish: Honey and freshly ground black pepper


  • ► Trim the root end off each endive. Remove any bruised or browned outer leaves and discard, then carefully remove whole clean leaves to get about 24 endive “cups.”
  • ► Place the blue cheese, pear, and walnuts in a medium bowl. Lightly toss to combine. Drizzle in olive oil and lemon juice and toss gently to coat.
  • ► Spoon blue cheese mixture into each endive boat and place on a serving platter. Drizzle with a bit of honey, garnish with freshly ground black pepper, and serve.

Monica Petrucci

Monica is Culture's former Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

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