Smoked Cheese Squares

A sweet onion topping makes a pretty presentation on these savory appetizers.

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Makes:
30 servings
Yields:
about 30 appetizers
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
8 mins 450°F
Stand:
5 mins
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Smoked Cheese Squares

Ingredients
2
medium onions, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
tablespoon brown sugar
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup pitted whole dates, snipped
1/4
cup pine nuts or slivered almonds
1/2
1/2
cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese (2 oz.)
1/2
cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese (2 oz.)
1
16 ounce Italian bread shell (Boboli)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degree F. In a large skillet cook onion in butter and oil over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar, vinegar, and dates. Cook and stir 5 minutes more or until onions are golden brown. Remove from heat; stir in nuts. In a bowl combine cheeses; sprinkle evenly over bread shell. Top with onion mixture. Place bread shell on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into 2-inch squares. Makes about 30 appetizers.

Nutrition Facts

(Smoked Cheese Squares)
    Per serving:
  • 81 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 6 mg chol.,
  • 139 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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