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French Onion Mini Crescent Cups

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French Onion Mini Crescent Cups
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 24

Simply delightful and simply made, these classic crescent cups are filled with robust caramelized onions and nutty Gruyère cheese. Plus, if you don’t count the salt or the water, all you need are five ingredients to call this a party win. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 23, 2019
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
4
cups (about 1 lb) thinly sliced sweet onions
1/2
cup water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
1
cup shredded Gruyère cheese (4 oz)
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 miniature muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently. If onions are browning too fast, reduce heat to medium. Carefully add 1/4 cup of the water; stir to deglaze pan. Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Repeat deglazing with remaining 1/4 cup water. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until water is absorbed and onions are deeply browned and tender. Stir in salt; transfer caramelized onions to bowl, and cool 15 minutes at room temperature. Chop onions; reserve.
  • 3
    If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut in half horizontally and vertically to form 4 rectangles.
  • 4
    Cut each rectangle into 6 squares (about 2x2 inches each). Gently press squares into miniature muffin cups (dough will not completely cover inside of cup; do not press too much).
  • 5
    Spoon about 2 teaspoons chopped onions into each cup. Top with about 2 teaspoons cheese.
  • 6
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack 5 minutes; remove from muffin cups. Garnish with chives.

Expert Tips

  • When caramelizing the onions, the use of water to deglaze the pan aids the browning of the onions, because the caramelized sugar on the pan is then stirred back into the onions.
  • If the cups are sticking to the pan, gently run a small sharp knife around the edges to loosen them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Crescent Cup
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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