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Rating: 4.14 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

A wonderful change from the usual "French Onion." The taste will vary with different kinds of wine.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 5 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and thyme, season with pepper. Cover and cook until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Cook until they are brown and caramelized, another 10 minutes.

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  • Add flour to onions and stir until browned, scraping bottom of pan for about 5 minutes. Mix in water, wine, soy sauce, and honey. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until soup is slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 hours. Add shredded Swiss cheese, stir till melted. Serve with French bread.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 23.6g; fat 28.8g; cholesterol 79.6mg; sodium 1111.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
I served this for a Christmas party for 23 people. Everyone loved it! The only thing I did differently was let it simmer on low on the stove all day and instead of the shredded swiss I just used 2 thin slices of it that I threw in before it was served. Thanks so much! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2008
Didn't like this recipe at all. Too much thyme and too much wine. Maybe it was because I made it in a larger batch size but this soup just did not taste good at all. Read More
(10)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
I served this for a Christmas party for 23 people. Everyone loved it! The only thing I did differently was let it simmer on low on the stove all day and instead of the shredded swiss I just used 2 thin slices of it that I threw in before it was served. Thanks so much! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
I really don't understand how anyone could think this was bland!! The only thing I changed was using 4 cups vegetable broth and 4 cups water. It was soooo goood! Finally a vegetarian onion soup from scratch that is perfected! Read More
(16)
Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2008
Didn't like this recipe at all. Too much thyme and too much wine. Maybe it was because I made it in a larger batch size but this soup just did not taste good at all. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
This should be a good soup recipe. I made 1/2 batch but accidentially put in 4 tablespoon of honey (as per full recipe). So it turned out too sweet we can only eat some of it with bagels. I added the "too sweet" leftover soup the next day onto peeled and cubed potatoes carrot and mushrooms wrapped them in foil and baked it in oven for 1 hour. It turned out great. I will definitely try it again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
I made the mistake of only making up half a batch of this...before I could get home the next day when I planned to serve it for dinner the kids and wife had eaten it all. I did get a taste of it though was very good. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2007
Best onion soup I've ever had & everyone that tries it agrees! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 2 stars
05/20/2008
I didn't like this. I cut way back on the thyme and the honey but it all just tasted weird. The flavors didn't blend well at all. Not recommended. Sorry. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
I made this recipe following the directions almost to the letter except I substituted the dry white wine for 1 cup rice vinegar and 1/2 cup vegetable stock substituted 1 cup butter for 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup olive oil increased the amount of Swiss cheese to 1 and 3/4 cups (and used Baby Swiss) doubled the thyme and added some baby Portabella mushrooms when the liquid was coming to a boil. I didn't need to let it simmer for more than 45mins to get the desired consistency. My husband really liked it and it definitely reminded me of traditional French onion soup. My only complaint was that the picture was misleading and made it look like a creamer soup. Since I was in a bit of a mood for creamy soup I added a dollop of 2% Greek yogurt to my serving (you could also use sour cream though it's not as healthy) and it gave the soup a nice smooth consistency. Will probably make again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
I can't get enough of this soup. I LOVE IT! Just the way it is... Read More
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