Warm Bacon Endive Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10-12 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
My husband loves his mom's endive dressing, so I asked her to share the recipe with me. When I make this salad, I usually serve it with boiled potatoes and sliced smoked ham.


  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 bunches curly endive, torn (about 12 cups)
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute the onion in the drippings until tender. Add the sugar, cornstarch, salt and vinegar; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat.
  2. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to the pan; stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the endive, hard-boiled eggs and reserved bacon. Add desired amount of warm dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate leftover dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 177 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.