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- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 6 ounces goat cheese
- 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large Belgian endive, halved lengthwise, cut into 4 pieces
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 medium hineycrisp apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1 medium shallot, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 ounces Baby Spinach
- 1/3 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives
- 1Position a rack in the center of an oven and heat the oven to 425°F.
- 2In a small saucepan over high heat, reduce the pomegranate juice to about 1/4 cup (it should be syrupy), about 15 minutes.
- 3Meanwhile, mash the goat cheese in a small bowl with a fork until smooth. Form the cheese into four 2-inch-diameter rounds. Put the hazelnuts on a small plate and press the goat cheese rounds into the nuts on all sides to coat. Transfer the cheese to a small baking sheet and bake until the nuts brown and the cheese softens, 8 to 10 minutes.
- 4While the goat cheese bakes, melt 2 Tbs. of the butter in a 12-inch heavy-duty skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the endives flat in the pan (they’ll fit snugly), sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoons each salt and pepper, and cook, undisturbed, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side starts to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a large plate.
- 5Melt the remaining 1 Tbs. butter in the skillet, add the apples and shallot, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoons salt and cook, shaking the pan often, until the apples start to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
- 6Transfer the pomegranate juice to a medium bowl. Add the vinegar, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoons each salt and pepper; whisk until combined. Gradually whisk in the oil and season with more salt and pepper to taste.
- 7In a large bowl, toss the spinach and apples with half of the vinaigrette and season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange the endives on 4 large serving plates, top with a mound of the spinach mixture, and then the goat cheese. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds (if using) and the chives and drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette. Serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Endive and Apple Salad With Warm Goat Cheese
Serving Size: 1 (553 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 663.3
- Calories from Fat 477
- Total Fat 53.0 g
- Saturated Fat 18.0 g
- Cholesterol 56.5 mg
- Sodium 321.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 37.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 13.1 g
- Sugars 21.9 g
- Protein 16.5 g