March 3, 2013

Apple, Onion, and Cheddar Crescent Rolls

I have this thing when it comes to making very quick meals.  I of course love the idea of it, but tend to resort to leftovers or pressing the speed dial button to the local pizza shop. And then there's just the pure laziness of being a human. So that leads to picking at "little snacks". And by that I mean, crackers with cheese, cereal or chocolate.  Ugh.

But then for some reason, I always remember to pick up crescent rolls at the grocery store because they are simply a wonderful product filled with endless possibilities!  Okay. I think that right there just sounded a bit much. Maybe something out of a Disney commercial?  Sorry about that.

*Crescent rolls also last about a good month in the fridge.  So there are no worries about them going to waste*  I usually pick up 4 cans.

But for real my friends, crescent rolls are a great quick snack or dinner idea and they cook up in ten minutes. And if you eat enough of them, you'll be stuffed to the gills!  What's better than dinner being ready in ten minutes?  Well, maybe pizza at your door in 8 minutes; but this doesn't compare. Not at all. I am also thinking these are most likely healthier than four slices of pizza.

These are sweet and savory and the filling is so delicious, that I would be completely content eating it alone, with a fork, out of the same pot that I made it in.  Yep.

Apple, Onion and Cheddar Crescent Rolls

1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 T. olive oil
1 T. cornstarch
1 T. light brown sugar
salt and pepper
1 Honey Crisp Apple, diced
1 shallot, diced
About 5 single slices of Kraft American Cheddar Cheese

In a medium sauce pan, mix the oil and cornstarch over medium-high heat and make sure the pan is hot before adding the apples and shallot.  Mix everything together once pan is hot and until the onion is lightly browned and translucent.  Add a dash of salt and pepper and the brown sugar.  The mixture will thicken up a bit and take about a good 6-7 minutes.

Unroll the crescents and place the cheese down first. Next place spoonfuls on top and slowly roll up.  You can also brush some melted butter on top of the pastry if you'd like. Nothing at all wrong with that!

Bake for 10 minutes, let cool about 2 minutes and dig in!

I wouldn't keep these past a full day.  They are good warmed up in the microwave, too.

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