Caramelized Onion Puffs

Caramelizing onions brings out their sweetness, a lovely addition to a quiche-like appetizer bite.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4
cup coarsely chopped onion
1/4
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2
eggs
1/2
cup sour cream
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon red pepper sauce
3/4
cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
1
package (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; add bell pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in sour cream, salt and pepper sauce. Stir in cooked onion and 1/4 cup of the cheese. Spoon onion mixture evenly into mini muffin cups.
  • 3 Unroll dough into 1 large rectangle; press perforations and edges to seal. Using a 1 1/2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, cut dough into small rounds. Place dough round on top of onion mixture in each cup. Top with remaining cheese.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and set in center. Cool 5 minutes; run knife around edge of each muffin cup. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    135mg
    135%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    4g
    4%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    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:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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