Caramelized-Onion Squares with Olives

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.

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1 1/2
cups shredded Gruyère cheese (6 oz)
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
tablespoon butter or margarine
large onion, cut in half, thinly sliced
tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
tablespoons coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
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.
Makes 24 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen 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:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.