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Endive leaves are the perfect delivery device for mouthfuls of sweet roasted figs, crunchy candied pecans, and pungent, salty blue cheese. Easy, too!
Game plan: The pecans can be prepared a day ahead and stored in an airtight container.
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Beverage pairing: Hartley & Gibson’s Amontillado, Spain. This simple, off-dry amontillado sherry complements every part of the dish (except the endive) without overly asserting itself. It has to have enough sweetness to handle the maple syrup and the nuttiness to work with the cheese and pecans. Serve it slightly chilled.