Just as I was starting to get a bit bored of all the raw fruits and vegetables I was eating on my vegan cleanse, along comes Dorie with the wonderful idea to caramelize endives, apples, and grapes together, none of which were on the cleanse. Granted, I had to use a bit of butter, but a tablespoon and half doesn’t seem like it would undo all of my efforts.
The simplicity of this dish was only overshadowed by its deliciousness. The sweetness of the softened fruit was evened out by the somewhat neutral flavor of the endive’s crunchy interior and the savory cooked rosemary sprigs. However, I do feel Dorie’s total cook time of 40 minutes was a bit long, even for low heat. My grapes were more than brown at the 10 minute mark, and I had to pull them out so they wouldn’t burn. I also chose not to deglaze the pan’s sugary drippings because my fruit and veggies were slicked enough from the cooking. Overall, I’m quite pleased with this dish and could see myself serving it in the future.
This endives, apples, and grapes dish was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.