An authentic and warming recipe for French onion soup, complete with slices of baguette and topped with cheese. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add onions; cook, stirring constantly, until golden, 15 to 30 minutes. Add water; cover and cook until onions are very tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Sprinkle flour into the saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until onions are coated, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken stock and 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon white wine; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently until flavors combine, about 20 minutes.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Toast baguette slices until very crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Divide slices among 6 oven-safe soup bowls. Ladle soup on top. Sprinkle Gruyère cheese over each bowl.

  • Transfer bowls to the preheated oven; broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Do as the French do and remove the inner core of the onions before slicing. The French believe this makes the onion easier to digest.

Substitute Comté cheese for the Gruyere if desired.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 1053 mg sodium. 14.6 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2020
This is wonderful!! I cooked the onions gently, as the recipe requires. I will definitely caramelize them next time. Not sure how this would feed 6 - it was dinner at our house and fed 3. A do again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2020
This is wonderful!! I cooked the onions gently, as the recipe requires. I will definitely caramelize them next time. Not sure how this would feed 6 - it was dinner at our house and fed 3. A do again for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2019
A delicious and elegant soup! Our daughter even took pictures and put it on face book. It's not an "every day" soup like chicken noodle or tomato... it's special. M. Saginaw MI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2019
I will make it again. It's easy elegant and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
Followed the recipe! Turned out great! I put in 3 onions because that's what the recipe called for but when I added the chicken bullion, I wondered if there should have been another onion, and I think that would have worked well. Maybe they were smaller onions! It's a hit; definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2020
This is wonderful!! I cooked the onions gently, as the recipe requires. I will definitely caramelize them next time. Not sure how this would feed 6 - it was dinner at our house and fed 3. A do again for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2019
FABULOUS! ALTHOUGH, I must say that I didn't have white wine, only Red, so I used red and it was a. very hearty soup with a dark color and went supremely well with the melted gruyere and the toasted rounds in the soup. oooh la la Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2019
Delicious...yes we will make it again! Read More