Caramelized-Onion Squares with Olives

Refrigerated crescents dinner make a quick crust for sweet caramelized onions, salty olives and colorful roasted red peppers in an easy appetizer for 24.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups shredded Gruyère cheese (6 oz)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
large onion, cut in half, thinly sliced
2
tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2
tablespoons coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
2
tablespoons coarsely chopped roasted red bell peppers

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Add onion and thyme; cook about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Roll dough into 12x10-inch rectangle. Cut dough in half lengthwise. On ungreased cookie sheet, place dough pieces about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake about 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • 4 Top each baked crust with cheese, caramelized onions, olives and roasted peppers. Bake 4 to 6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Using pizza cutter or serrated knife, cut each into 12 squares. Serve warm.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Add onion and thyme; cook about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Roll dough into 12x10-inch rectangle. Cut dough in half lengthwise. On ungreased cookie sheet, place dough pieces about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake about 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • 4 Top each baked crust with cheese, caramelized onions, olives and roasted peppers. Bake 4 to 6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Using pizza cutter or serrated knife, cut each into 12 squares. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Be patient when caramelizing the onions. If you rush them, they won't taste as sweet.

For a slightly different flavor, substitute Swiss cheese for the Gruyère.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
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:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.