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Soupe a l’oignon (French Onion Soup)

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Fall is around the corner, and with the cooler temperatures of fall I love to make some great soup recipes! If you have never tried French Onion Soup, or love it but think it’s too hard to make on your own, check out this recipe inspired by the new movie My 100 Foot Journey! Make these easy soup recipes, too! 

French Onion Soup

In honor of the new movie coming out this summer, Le Cordon Bleu has an awesome French Onion Soup Recipe for you to try.

French ONion Soup

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This French Onion Soup is the perfect recipe for fall.


  • 2 lb 3 oz Onions sliced
  • 5 1/4 oz Unsalted Butter
  • 2 oz Flour
  • 8 oz Dry White Wine
  • 1 1/2 qt Water
  • 1 pc Bouquet garni
  • 1 3/4 oz Glace de viande optional, for color and flavor
  • Salt and White Pepper
  • 1/2 pc French Baguette sliced
  • 3 1/4 oz Butter clarified
  • 4 fl. oz Heavy Cream optional
  • 1 oz Port wine optional
  • 3 1/2 oz Gruyere Cheese grated


    Preheat overn to 400 degrees F.
    Peel the onions, remove the roots, and slice thinly. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onions until soft and lightly colored.
    Add the flour and cook until it starts to take on some color (1 to 2 minutes).
    Deglaze with white wine and allow the liquid to reduce by half before adding the water. Add the bouquet garni, season to taste, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and leave to cook for 45 minutes. Optional: Add some glace de viande for more color.
    Slice the baguette and lightly toast it in the overn, then lightly butter the top side of each slice and sprinkle with cheese. Place the bread back in the oven until the cheese is just melted but not colored.
    Set aside.
    Remove the bouquet garni from the soup and discard. Optional: Whisk the port wine into the cream and ladle some hot soup into the cream to temper. Off the heat, stir the cream back into the hot soup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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