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Biscuit Bites: Pizza or Gruyere – Caramelized Onion

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Biscuit Bites

Last Sunday, we got together for Happy Hour with our fave neighbors Michelle and Natalie. Michelle hosted at her house which was perfect because both families of kids could all play together in another room and toys were aplenty to keep them occupied. I volunteered an appetizer to help out. I have been daydreaming about making a gruyere and caramelized onion tart, but I was too exhausted from Saturday’s wedding to deal with and make a crust so I decided that Bisquick biscuit bites would be the way to go. For some reason using Bisquick for a drop biscuit is acceptable in my brain but store-bought pie crust for a tart is not.

I had none of the necessary ingredients, so I had to go to the store. While there I decided that I needed to make two varieties and one needed to be kid-friendly and that is when the Pizza biscuit bite was created. This way I could make the biscuit dough and then divide it up before blending in the fillings. I did these together, but the recipes below will be separate to make it an easier read. Besides the Pizza bite is quicker to prepare because there is not any in-depth prep work. But do not shy away from the Gruyère & Onion as it is delicious and a tad “elevated” because of the caramelized onion.

These are super simple to make.

Gruyère & Caramelized Onion Biscuit Bite

Ingredients

Biscuit
2 1/4 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

Caramelized Onion
3 lb. bag of yellow onions ends removed, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. sugar

Filling
12 oz. Gruyère Cheese, shredded –  Imported Only
1 cup Caramelized Onions, cooled*

Preparation

Using a 14″ skillet or a dutch oven, melt the butter along with the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once melted and bubbly, toss in an onion strand to see that the oil is hot. If so, add in the thinly sliced onions. Breaking apart the onions to separate the layers. Stir to coat with the oil/butter evenly. Add salt and pepper and cook for until the onions begin to soften (about 5 minutes). Stir frequently so that onions cook at the same pace. Add the sugar and continue cooking for another 20 minutes. Stir often and scrape the pan to release the browned bits so that the pan does not get burned. Once the onions are browned and soft, remove from heat and place in a small bowl to cool.

Biscuit BitesBiscuit BitesBiscuit BitesPreheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rack in middle of the oven.

Measure out the milk and put the nutmeg in with the milk to allow to intermingle. Shred the cheese. Biscuit BitesAdd milk and nutmeg to Bisquick and make the dough. Add in the cheese, and one cup of the caramelized onion using your hands work into the dough.With a teaspoon, spoon out bite-sized dollop onto a ungreased sheet pan or cookie sheet and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes. Check them at 8 minutes. Do not over bake as the cheese can burn on the bottom.Biscuit Bites

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Makes about 20-24 biscuit bites. Serve warm with remaining room temperature caramelized onions.

Download Recipe Here: Gruyère & Caramelized Onion Biscuit Bites
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Note:

  1. Do not use domestically made Gruyère cheese. It does not have the flavor of the original Swiss imported cheese.
  2. I had some extra cheese so I sprinkled on the top but that is not necessary.
  3. The caramelized onions should not “drain” additional liquid but have a vicious, syrupy coating.

Pizza Biscuit Bite

Ingredients

Biscuit Bites

 

Biscuit
2 1/4 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1 clove garlic, crushed & chopped

Filling
8 oz. Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
4 oz. Parmesan Cheese, shredded
6 oz. Coppa, chopped*

Pizza Sauce

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rack in middle of the oven.

Measure out the milk and put the chopped garlic in with the milk to allow the oils to intermingle. Shred the cheese and chop the Coppa.

Biscuit BitesAdd milk and garlic to Bisquick and make the dough. Add in the cheeses and Coppa and using your hands work into the dough. With a teaspoon, spoon out bite-sized dollop onto a ungreased sheet pan or cookie sheet and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes. Check them at 8 minutes. Do not over bake as the cheese can burn on the bottom.

Makes about 20-24 biscuit bites. Serve warm with a warmed pizza sauce.Biscuit BitesBiscuit Bites

* Substitute with pepperoni or other dried meat

Download Recipe Here: Pizza Biscuit Bite


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Well, that is all for now.

Cheers!

rick

 

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2 Comments

  1. YUM! These look delicious. I love that you did an “adult + kid” version. I’ll give you 2 guesses as to which my husband would pick. Definitely going to make these for a holiday party soon. Biscuit mix to the rescue!

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    • Pizza for sure!

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