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Classic French Onion Soup

This 6-ingredient recipe for Classic French Onion Soup is a simple solution for a French favorite.

Gooseberry Patch OCTOBER 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 14-1/2 oz. cans beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 thick slices French bread, toasted
  • 1 cup Gruyère or Swiss cheese, shredded


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until lightly golden. Reduce heat; cook for 30 to 40 minutes until deep golden, stirring frequently.

Add broth and salt. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Ladle soup into 4 oven-proof bowls; top each bowl with a toasted bread slice and sprinkle with cheese.

Broil 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and lightly golden.


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