Hello all! I had to take a blogging break after coming back from my 20th reunion in NY so I hope you find this to be worth the wait. I just wasn't in the mood to do much at all last week. The reunion was wonderful & it truly was great to see everyone, including my close friends who were not in my year. Pictures to come.
I made these tasty bites this weekend for my best friend visiting as well as my parents. You can use it as a blank canvas if you don't care for olives, let's say. Otherwise, it was easy to make & very tasty.
Well, I will post 1-2x more this week before we head to Hilton Head for our family vacation. Hope all is well with everyone. And go see UP if you haven't yet. Best animated movie I have seen in a very long time!!!!
1 tblsp olive oil
1 tblsp butter
1 large onion, cut in half & thinly sliced
2 tblsp fresh thyme leaves or 2 tsp dried
1 8oz can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 ½ cups (6oz) shredded Gruyere cheese
2 tblsp coarsely chopped kalamata olives
2 tblsp coarsely chopped roasted red bell peppers
In a 12 in skillet heat oil & butter over medium heat until melted. Add onion & thyme. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is golden brown. Remove from heat.
Heat oven to 350. Roll dough into 12 x 10 in rectangle. Cut dough in half lengthwise. On ungreased cookie sheet place dough about 2 inches apart. Bake about 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown. Cool about 2 minutes.
Top each baked crust with cheese, onions, olives & peppers. Bake 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Using a pizza cutter cut each into 12 squares.
I cut the dough width wise since it seemed easier. Use your judgment. I also think this would have been better with some garlic. How bad would that be?! And I cooked the onions longer in order to get them nice & brown & sweet. If you don't want to spend the money on Gruyere you could use it's sister Swiss. I am just a big fan of Gruyere so I don't mind paying for it.
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