Endive Leaves with Cheddar, Apples, Bacon and Dates

“I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time.”

With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away many of us are starting to (or perhaps already started) making our Sunday funday plans. Since appetizers such as wings, dips, chips and other snack foods are a big part of the day often times it’s easy to overindulge. These endive leaves are the perfect appetizer for your game day table as they are healthy, easy to assemble and delicious.


The endive leaves are stuffed with different flavors and textures. The cheddar cheese has a sharp rich flavor and crumbly texture. Paired with the sweet, chewy dates, salty bacon and sweet, crunchy apples your taste buds will be singing. The drizzle of honey over top is like the icing on a cake as it adds an additional flavor boost.


Let’s take a minute to talk about the cheese used in this recipe. I’ve been a big supporter of Cabot Creamery and the variety of cheese and dairy products they have to offer for years. This company has been around since 1919 and is owned by 1,200 farm families located throughout New York and New England. It’s no surprise that their naturally aged cheddar cheese has won every major award for taste to include the World’s Best Cheddar. For this particular recipe I chose to use the extra sharp cheddar for its stronger flavor and distinct bite.


This tasty finger food is decorative, flavorful and healthy. It’s quick and easy to make and unless your bacon needs cooking then no baking is required. Sometimes when it comes to appetizers those are the best one’s to serve.

Endive Leaves with Cheddar, Apples, Bacon and Dates
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Serves: 20-25 endive leaves
  • 2 Belgian Endive Heads
  • 1 Cup Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese, chopped or shredded
  • 7 slices cooked bacon, diced
  • 7-10 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 small sweet apple (such as Gala), diced
  • Honey for drizzling
  1. Separate the endive leaves and wash them gently and dry thoroughly.
  2. Add the cheese, bacon, dates and apple into a medium sized bowl, gently mixing the ingredients together. Fill each endive leaf with a spoonful of the cheese mixture.
  3. Drizzle honey over each endive just before serving.

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By | 2018-06-01T09:37:56+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Appetizers, Recipe ReDux|2 Comments


  1. Amand @ The Wholesome Dish January 28, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I love this sweet/salty combination. Sounds fantastic!

  2. admin January 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm


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