Caramelized-Onion Squares with Olives

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

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • 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
  • 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

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.

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.