Curly Endive Salad with Cranberry-Bacon Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese Pastries Recipe

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Curly Endive Salad with Cranberry-Bacon Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese Pastries
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Unfold pastry onto work service. Using 2-inch- diameter scalloped cookie cutter, cut out 12 rounds. Using 1-inch-diameter cookie cutter, cut out centers of 6 pastry rounds. Discard centers. Pierce 2-inch rounds all over with fork. Brush edges with egg glaze. Top with pastry rings, pressing gently. Transfer to large baking sheet. Bake until puffed and golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool. Pull out uncooked portion from centers of pastries and discard. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Cook bacon in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels. Pour 3 tablespoons bacon drippings into small bowl. Discard all but 1 teaspoon of remaining drippings from skillet. Add shallots to drippings in skillet; sauté over medium-high heat until tender, about 3 minutes. Add Port and cranberries and bring to boil, scraping any browned bits. Boil until cranberries are soft and liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add reserved 3 tablespoons bacon drippings and stir just until warm. Pour vinegar into small bowl. Gradually whisk in Port mixture.
  3. Meanwhile, place pastries on baking sheet. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon cheese into center of each. Bake until cheese is soft, about 6 minutes.
  4. Place endive in large bowl. Pour warm dressing over and toss. Divide greens among 6 plates. Sprinkle with bacon. Top each with 1 pastry and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 429.79 Kcal (1799 kJ)
Calories from fat 185.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.61g 32%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 479.22mg 20%
Potassium 2550.68mg 54%
Total Carbs 37.33g 12%
Sugars 7.75g 31%
Dietary Fiber 24.11g 96%
Protein 14.92g 30%
Vitamin C 54.6mg 91%
Iron 8.3mg 46%
Calcium 412.1mg 41%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 48.42 Kcal (203 kJ)
Calories from fat 20.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.32g 32%
Cholesterol 6.2mg 18%
Sodium 53.99mg 20%
Potassium 287.35mg 54%
Total Carbs 4.21g 12%
Sugars 0.87g 31%
Dietary Fiber 2.72g 96%
Protein 1.68g 30%
Vitamin C 6.1mg 91%
Iron 0.9mg 46%
Calcium 46.4mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.5
  • 9

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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