Savory Elegance: Delectable Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

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Introducing Cheesy Garlic Chive Cruffins, a delightful fusion of crescent-roll dough filled with a heavenly blend of cheesy chive garlic butter. These cruffins, baked to golden perfection in a muffin tin, offer a crispy exterior and a soft, flavorful interior. Elevate your holiday menu with these irresistible treats, perfect for easy finger food at your next Christmas party.

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Savory Elegance: Delectable Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

Ingredients & Substitutions

Dough: Utilize store-bought crescent roll dough, preferably in sheets without perforations. Any store-bought crescent dough will suffice. For those inclined to make the dough from scratch, alternative recipes can be explored.

Savory Elegance: Delectable Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

Cheese: Mild cheddar cheese is the star of this recipe, but you can experiment with medium or sharp cheddar for a bolder flavor.

Chives: These aromatic greens contribute a burst of flavor. If chives are unavailable, finely chopped scallions can serve as a worthy substitute, albeit with a slight flavor variation.

Savory Elegance: Delectable Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

Can I Make Cruffins with Puff Pastry Sheets?

Absolutely! Embrace the versatility of 3 sheets of puff pastry (1 1/2 boxes), thawed according to package instructions, to create 12 cruffins. Note that the baking instructions differ when using puff pastry sheets. Follow the prescribed steps for filling, rolling, and cutting, then bake for 24 minutes at 400°F (205°C).

Savory Elegance: Delectable Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

Mini Cruffins

For those yearning for bite-sized delights, mini cheesy garlic cruffins are easily attainable. Cut each sheet of crescent roll dough into 8 portions instead of 4, yielding a total of 24 mini cruffins. Bake for 18 minutes at 350°F (175°C) in a mini muffin tin, and generously brush the warm rolls with the delectable garlic butter.

How to Store Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

Once these cruffins have graced your oven and cooled to room temperature, store any leftovers in an airtight container. While they theoretically last up to 3 days, their irresistible allure might make them vanish sooner!

Savory Elegance: Delectable Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

Ingredients:

Dough

  • 3 tubes (226 g each) refrigerated crescent roll sheets

Filling

  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (5 g) garlic, minced
  • 3 cups (339 g) mild cheddar cheese, shredded, divided

Garlic Butter

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chives, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Roll out each tube of dough on a floured surface to a 12×16-inch (30×41 cm) rectangle. For perforated crescent roll dough, pinch the seams to seal.
  3. In a bowl, combine softened butter, chives, and garlic. Spread a third of this mixture over one dough sheet and sprinkle 1 cup of cheddar cheese evenly.
  4. Roll up the sheet tightly into a log, cut it in half, then halve each section lengthwise, resulting in four dough sections. Repeat with the remaining two sheets, yielding 12 sections.
  5. Working with one section at a time, roll it into a cinnamon roll shape, tucking in the end. Place in the muffin tin, layered side facing out. Repeat with the remaining sections.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Meanwhile, prepare the garlic butter by whisking together melted butter, garlic, chives, and salt.
  7. Brush the warm rolls generously with the garlic butter topping. Relish the sensational Cheesy Garlic Cruffins!

Savory Elegance: Delectable Cheesy Garlic Cruffins

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