Onion Crescents Recipe
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Onion Crescents Recipe

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This recipe is so easy to make, yet offers homemade taste and fills your home with the wonderful aroma of baked bread. The mild onion flavor of the tender rolls complements many entrees.—Mary Maxeiner, Lakewood, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 crescent equals 141 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add onion, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat until blended. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle; cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide ends. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets, point side down; curve to form crescents.
  4. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter; remove to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Onion Crescents in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p148

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"easy to make, nice flavor, good texture"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Followed the recipe, but used my bread machine to mix and for the first rise. Mild onion flavor. a keeper at our house. My picky husband even like it. The recipe was too much for our family so I took half the dough after the first rise, wrapped in plastic wrap , then in a freezer zip lock baggie. Striaght to the freezer to stop the yeast rise. Brought it out a week later and did just as good as the other 1/2 of dough. My son says the flavor was better on the freezer batch."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Very easy to make and very nice to taste. Will make again. Even my picky grandkids loved them."

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