The holidays are a great excuse to make fancy goodies! I love being creative for special occasions. I typically don’t make elaborate meals but when I’m planning a party or going to one, I love breaking out the gourmet ingredients. These Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites are a flavorful combination of savory, sweet and salty in one delightful package. They’re the perfect holiday appetizer because they look super fancy and the pomegranate provides a pop of color. I’m excited to share how to easily make these tasty treats for your next party!
If you can mix ingredients together, you can make super fancy Endive, Blue Cheese, Pomegranate Bites. All you need are some holiday-inspired ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time. Endive can be tough to find in the winter, but I managed to find some at our local grocery store that tends to carry more obscure fruits and veggies.
Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites Ingredients
- 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
- Half of a pomegranate, shelled
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 large endives
Coarsely chop the pecans and roast them in a dry frying pan until just browned. Remove from the heat and stir in the maple syrup. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Trim off the bottom of the head of endive and gently remove the leaves, one at a time. Rinse each endive leaf and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Arrange on a serving plate.
Mix together the blue cheese, pomegranate seeds and roasted pecans in a bowl. Spoon the mixture into each endive leaf. Enjoy!
It’s as easy as that!
The larger the endive leaves the better to hold the blue cheese, pecans and pomegranate seeds. Also make sure the leaves aren’t wilted.
I chopped up a handful of pecans and dry cooked them for a few minutes in a skillet until visibly browned. Remove from the heat before adding the maple syrup, which will instantly caramelize the hot pecans. Mix the pecans together with the blue cheese crumbles and pomegranate seeds.
I found it easiest to shell the pomegranate in a large bowl placed in the sink. This prevented the pomegranate juice from splashing everywhere as I removed the seeds.
Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites are so yummy. Even people who don’t normally like the strong taste of blue cheese will enjoy them, if they are willing to try a bite! The sweet and savory flavors come together in a perfect combination of nutty, salty, tartness! These savory appetizers also go well with the assortment of sweet party treats found at most gatherings.
Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites are a perfect holiday party idea because they look gorgeous! They are also perfect finger food for a New Year’s buffet table or dinner party with friends. Happy cooking!
Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three kids and a Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.