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Apple & Blue Cheese on Endive

 Apple & Blue Cheese on Endive
This elegant appetizer features a creamy blue cheese and apple spread inside crunchy endive leaves. You can use pears instead of apples or use the spread to top crackers.—Katie Fleming, Edmonds, Washington
32 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 large red apple, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 heads Belgian endive, separated into leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and water; add apple and toss to
  • coat. Drain and pat dry.
  • Combine the apple, celery, blue cheese and mayonnaise; spoon 1
  • tablespoonful onto each endive leaf. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Yield:
  • 32 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 47 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.