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German Apple-Onion Soup

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This beautiful crystal-clear soup can be made without the liquor if you wish. Use the highest-quality ingredients you can find, this is not a time to scrimp."
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1 h 30 m servings 249
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Set aside about 1/2 cup of the onions to use later as a garnish. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent but not browned, about 10 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, beef consomme, apple juice concentrate, apple juice, and applejack liquor. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and season with the white pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 hour.
  2. To serve, place a pinch of the reserved raw onions in the bottom of a soup bowl. Ladle the soup into the bowls, and float a few slices of apple on top to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 249 calories; 6.7 41.3 3.1 20 1076 Full nutrition

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I made the non-alcohol version as I didnt have any of it on hand and the soup was amazing. It is a light version of French Onion. On many levels it was more enjoyable. I stuck with tradition and...

Friends made this soup for me. It was outstanding. I will make it for friends. Ill serve this soup with a salad. Great. My friend did substitute Green Apple flavored vodka instead of the a...

I made this soup for Christmas Eve dinner for 9. I made it exactly as called for except when tasting, I found that it needed a tiny bit more apple so I put a little more apfelkorn in. I strained...

Loved this soup! It is like a sweet version of french onion! Wonderful!

The only way this could be better is if I baked it in French Onion Soup dishes with swiss cheese on top. Very delicous!

I also made a non-alcohol version. I did brown the onions though. Yum!

Very very tasty. Served for our German night dinner and it was a hit.