I was supposed to be on vacation this week but then I got walloped, hit from the side, totally broad-sided, whatever you want to call it, the flu came on me like an unwanted guest. Chills, fever, cough, sore throat, ear ache, you name I got it! And it wasn’t going away anytime soon. I am into day nine and finally starting to emerge. It’s a good thing you can’t catch this bug via the internet, because I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! Well, I really don’t have enemies, but you get my drift. I am finally feeling better, actually like I have a new lease on life! I will never take my health for granted. Ever.

I managed to get back into the kitchen today and pull together a quick appetizer (I actually ate it as my lunch and it was delicious!) Crisp Apple & Prosciutto Endive bites are a perfect appetizer for a last-minute gathering with friends. over a glass of wine and they come together in under fifteen minutes. Pair them with one of my favorite summer wines, a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Crisp Apple & Prosciutto Appetizer
This crisp apple & prosciutto appetizer is a taste of deliciousness in every bite!

Before I caught my nasty bug I did get a change to enjoy a weekend with my beautiful daughter and her family for a baby shower. My little granddaughter, Grace, is due the first part of September…AND I CAN’T WAIT!!! Until you’re a grandparent, you’ll never know, but it truly is THE BEST stage in life. And I hope all my kids give me lots of them! We showered her with all kinds of sweet little girlie things. This is one Nana who is going to have a hard time resisting all those ruffles and bows for her granddaughter!

Baby Shower1Little Grace is a miracle baby because my son-in-law’s cancer doctor told them they would not have children again. Little did he know, the power of prayer is a mighty thing! We are over-joyed with anticipation for this precious one to arrive. And on a side note: my son-in-law has been cancer free for almost two years now!

Endive Appetizer Ingredients
These ingredients mixed with a honey-lemon vinaigrette are the makings for a perfect appetizer.

Well, back to the appetizer. There are relatively few ingredients in these quick Crisp Apple Prosciutto Endive Bites. And if you are looking for ingredients on hand, some substitutes could easily be made. For example, pear for the apple, walnuts for the pecans, goat cheese for the Gorgonzola (especially if you are dairy-free). Here is a link to some other great Quick & Easy Gluten-free Appetizers.

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Endive Appetizer Pin

Crisp Apple & Prosciutto Endive Bites

Serves 12-16
Prep time 15 minutes
Dietary Gluten-free
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch
Need an easy gluten-free appetizer in under 15 minutes? Crisp Apple & Prosciutto Endive Appetizer bites are quick & easy; perfect for that wine party!


  • 2-3 heads Belgium Endive (leaves separated)
  • 1 Medium Crisp Apple (such as pink lady, honey crisp or granny smith)
  • 5 thin slices Prosciutto (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola (crumbles)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon Honey (raw)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


Step 1
Separate and wash endive leaves. Choose 12-16 of the most uniform in size. Set aside.
Step 2
Chop apple into tiny pieces, almost diced. Place in a medium size bowl.
Step 3
Chop prosciutto and pecans into small pieces and add to apple.
Step 4
Add Gorgonzola to mixture. Toss all ingredients gently until well blended.
Step 5
In a small bowl combine lemon juice and honey. Whisk together and pour over all other combined ingredients. Gently toss to fully incorporate.
Step 6
Add a dollop of mixture to each endive leaf.
Step 7
If you don't want your endive leaves to lay slightly on their side, then gently cut a small slice from the underside rib to help them lay flat.


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