Savory Coffee-Onion Croissant SandwichesSavory Coffee-Onion Croissant Sandwiches

Savory Coffee-Onion Croissant Sandwiches

By: Candy Barnhart – Makawao, HI - 2014 Recipe Contest Submission

“An old favorite recipe here that I would love to share. It is special because it was created to include several of our favorite ingredients bound together with pleasing Door County Coffee.”

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.

Featured ingredient: Sumatra Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground

Coffee-Onion Compote:

  • 6 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 large yellow onions (12 ounces each), peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 C. hot brewed Door County Coffee Sumatra
  • 1/4 C. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 croissants, split lengthwise
  • 1/3 C. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 C. shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 C. soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. dry Italian seasoning


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  2. Add onions and saute, stirring often, until onions have golden brown color, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Stir in coffee, sugar and salt.
  4. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has been absorbed, about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Place croissant halves, cut side up, on a rimmed cookie sheet.
  8. In a medium mixing bowl, gently blend coffee-onion compote and cheeses.
  9. Divide evenly on top of croissant halves.
  10. In a small mixing bowl, gently toss butter, garlic, bread crumbs and seasoning.
  11. Evenly top each croissant half with crumb mix.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  13. Serve hot or warm.
Serves 8