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Recipe of the Week

Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes



Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes


A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.


Filo Onion Rolls

This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's An Appetizer Party article.

These need to be baked just before serving. I bake one cookie sheet at a time, so there are fresh, crispy hot rolls to pass around again. They even taste wonderful as they cool.

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
2 onions, chopped
1/4 cup butter
9 sheets filo dough, thawed
More melted butter - I use about 1/3 cup

Mix cream cheese and Gruyere. Set aside. Sauté onions in 1/4 cup butter until very soft and beginning to brown, 10-15 minutes. Cool 20 minutes. Mix together onions and cheese mixture and refrigerate. Place one sheet filo dough on work surface. Brush with melted butter. Lay another sheet on top, brush with butter, and put one more sheet on top. Take the onion mixture, divide it into thirds, and form a roll about 1 inch in diameter down one long edge of the stacked filo. Roll up carefully, cut the long roll in half, and place on cookie sheet. Brush thoroughly with more butter. Repeat with remaining filo and filling, making three long rolls total, or six halves when cut. I place three halves on each cookie sheet. Chill overnight. When ready to bake, remove cookie sheets from oven and cut each roll into 1 inch pieces. Bake at 375 degrees 10-17 minutes or until rolls begin to brown and cheese filling melts. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.

Serves 8-10 - or 4-6, at my parties!

Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.

Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.

Linda is also the Home and Décor host for Bella Online. Make sure to visit her excellent site for design tips, articles, links, and recommendations relating to home décor.

Linda can be reached at dlarsen@rconnect.com.





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