Garlic-Onion Appetizer Rounds Recipe
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Garlic-Onion Appetizer Rounds Recipe

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I think this recipe is the perfect way to showcase our famous, local Maui sweet onions. They thrive in our balmy tropical climate and rich, volcanic soils. —Kristine Snyder, Kihei, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 large sweet onions, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 114 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook onions in butter until golden brown, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. Unfold puff pastry. In a small bowl, whisk egg and water; brush over pastry. Spread onion mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with cheeses and basil; roll up jelly-roll style. Cut into 16 slices.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Garlic-Onion Appetizer Rounds in Country Woman April/May 2008, p25

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"The onions go very caramel-y and rich - when I served these people didn't guess there were onions in them! Super yum."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2008

"We loved these! We really love mushrooms, so I added chopped mushrooms. Delicious!"

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