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Gold Onion Soup Recipe

Gold Onion Soup

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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs 5 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 20 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 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.

Jan 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!

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Oct 23, 2007

Best onion soup I've ever had & everyone that tries it agrees!

Mar 29, 2010

I can't get enough of this soup. I LOVE IT! Just the way it is...

May 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.


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  • Calories
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 1111 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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