Asiago Cheese and Onion Braid

Fragrant herbs and Italian cheese favor this wonderful bread, made easy by using prepared pizza dough.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
large sweet onion, cut in half, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1
cup shredded Asiago cheese (4 oz)
1
egg white, beaten
1/2
teaspoon poppy seed

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  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown. Stir in brown sugar and thyme. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Unroll pizza dough; place on cookie sheet. Starting at center, roll or press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle cheese down center third of dough. Spoon onion mixture evenly over cheese.
  • 4 With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on both long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. Alternately cross strips diagonally over filling; turn ends under and press to seal. Brush egg white over top. Sprinkle with poppy seed.
  • 5 Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Remove from cookie sheet; cut crosswise into slices.
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown. Stir in brown sugar and thyme. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Unroll pizza dough; place on cookie sheet. Starting at center, roll or press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle cheese down center third of dough. Spoon onion mixture evenly over cheese.
  • 4 With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on both long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. Alternately cross strips diagonally over filling; turn ends under and press to seal. Brush egg white over top. Sprinkle with poppy seed.
  • 5 Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Remove from cookie sheet; cut crosswise into slices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Mozzarella or fontina cheese can be used in place of the Asiago.

Serve this braid as an appetizer or alongside a soup or salad.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.