Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Halve the endives, depending on the size you may want to cut them into four, which is what we ended up doing. Remove some of the core from each piece — this is an extra step, but the core can be quite bitter.
Next, add about 2 tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil to a small saucepan over medium heat. (You could just use 3 tablespoons of butter, we just like the combo of flavor).
Add two tablespoons of real maple syrup to the butter and olive oil. If you don’t have maple syrup, just substitute honey.
Now, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
and finally, about one teaspoon of fresh chopped thyme leaves. Stir everything together and remove from the heat.
Arrange the endive onto a baking sheet, make sure everything is in one layer. Now, pour the warmed mixture all over the endive halves (or quarters). (YUM) Then, bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and the edges start to brown.