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French Onion Soup Puffs

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Caramelized onions, thyme, and Gruyere cheese fill golden rounds of puff pastry with the flavours of French onion soup."
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45 m servings 175
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 puffs)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter and olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add the sliced onions all at once, stirring to coat the onions. Allow onions to cook, undisturbed, for about 4 minutes. Add salt, thyme, pepper, and sugar, and stir. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are deep brown and very soft, about 15 minutes. Stir in broth (or beer or wine), scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Let cool completely.
  3. Roll out the thawed Tenderflake(R) Puff Pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Use a 2 1/2-inch (7cm) round cookie cutter to cut circles out of the pastry. Two sheets should produce 24 pastry rounds.
  4. BRUSH each round lightly with egg. Top 12 of the pastry rounds with a scant tablespoonful of caramelized onions and 1 teaspoonful grated cheese. Carefully place the remaining pastry rounds over the onion and cheese mixture. Use the tines of a fork around the edge of each pastry round to secure the pastry together.
  5. ARRANGE the filled pastries on the prepared sheet about 2 inches (5 cm) apart and brush lightly with egg. Prick the top of each pastry with the tines of a fork for ventilation and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until puffed and dark golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.


  • Tip:
  • These pastries can be made ahead and frozen on the baking sheet for one hour. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a re-sealable bag and bake as above from frozen, adding about 5 minutes to the baking time.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 175 calories; 12.4 13.3 3.7 24 444 Full nutrition

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I can't believe this recipe hasn't been rated yet. I made these exactly as directed. Awesome side for homemade soup! (Roasted tomato tonight.) Wow. They would make an excellent side to chic...

I'm making this tomorrow! Was going to make onion soup for lunch but these little treasures will be perfect with a simple salad. Thanks for the insperation.

these were great! there was a lot of seasoning though. But maybe it was just me.

I couldn't find fresh thyme so I used dried but only half of what the recipe called for. I chose the beef broth over the other choices. You need a good sized pan to hold all and be able to stir ...

I made these as an appetizer to bring to a party, they were loved by all! I made these as was written and was a perfect combination of spices. Our family loves French Onion soup.