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Belgian endive pie
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Belgian Endive Pie

A savory pie to serve for a casual intimate meal when you are looking for something simple and yummy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Quiche and Savory Tarts
Cuisine: Belgian, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people (see notes)
Author: Belgian Foodie

Ingredients

  • 300 g pastry crust homemade or store-bought
  • 1000 g Belgian endive
  • 100 g butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • curry powder or garlic pinch

Instructions

  • Wash the Belgian endives. Remove outer leaves. Cut the Belgian endive in half lengthwise or cut horizontally in slices. (If you cut horizontally, watch that the slices don't fall apart as you cook them).
  • Melt 75 grams of butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the Belgian endives, salt and pepper and sautee until the endives become tender (about 30 minutes. Turn over to get all sides sauteed but be gentle since endives have a tendency to fall apart (like onions) when cooked.
  • Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Put 2 tbsp of brown sugar in the bottom of your pie dish. Spread about 25 g of butter in pieces with the sugar. Place the Belgian endives (cut side facing up) along the bottom in a decorative way.
    Belgian endives before baking
  • Prick the pastry crust dough several times. Place the pastry crust dough over the Belgian endives and fold the crust into the inside of the dish. Do not put the crust over outside edge of the dish or else you will have a hard time turning the pie out after it is cooked.
    Belgian endive pie uncooked
  • Put the pie dish in the oven and cook about 20-25 minutes or until the pie crust is golden brown on top.
  • Remove pie from oven and let cool about 10 to 15 minutes before turning it over onto a clean platter. I sometimes use another pie dish of the same size to place over and then turn upside down.

Notes

At the end of sauteing the Belgian endives add a pinch of curry powder or about 1/2 clove of garlic to round out the flavors without overpowering the other flavors.
The number of servings will depend how you present the Belgian endive pie.  As a main course, it will serve 2 or 3 people with some vegetable side dishes.  However, if you serve it as an appetizer or at a brunch, you can cut it in 8 pieces.  I chose 6 servings as the reference here because it can be cut in 6 generous slices.
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Belgian Endive Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.