Braised Endive with Framboise
1 lb Small Belgian endives,
-trimmed and quartered -lengthwise 5 tb Softened sweet butter
1/4 c Eau-de-vie de framboise
White pepper Fresh lemon juice (opt) Select Belgian endives that are tightly closed and small. In a skillet, cook the endives in 3 tablespoons of the butter over low heat, turning them to coat them with the butter, for 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the framboise, the white pepper, and salt to taste. Simmer the mixture for 1 minute. Transfer the endives with a slotted spoon to a serving dish and keep them warm in a preheated 250F oven. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons framboise to the skillet, simmer the pan juices, stirring, for 1 minutes, and remove the skillet from the heat. Swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, pour the sauce over the endives, and sprinkle the endives with lemon juice if desired.