Perfect after church on a cold winter day! Or for dinner on a winter evening with good friends and an asparagus tart…
I love how simple this recipe is to make, it takes some time so you have to think ahead but it’s really very easy to make. I got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman quite a long time ago and I have made it several times since then and we always thoroughly enjoy eating it.
- 1 stick Butter
- 4 whole Large (or 6 Medium) Yellow Onions, halved root to Tip, and sliced thin
- 1 cup (generous) Dry White Wine
- 4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 4 cups Beef Broth
- 2 cloves Minced Garlic
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Several Thick Slices Of French Bread Or Baguette
- 5 ounces, weight (to 7 Ounces) Gruyere Cheese, Grated
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Melt butter in a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Place soup pot into the oven with the lid slightly ajar to ensure the onions will brown. Allow onions to cook in the oven for 1 hour, stirring at least once during the cooking process so onions wont stick and burn.
- Remove pot from oven and place back on stovetop over medium heat. Stir, scraping off all the brown, flavorful bits. Turn off heat and pour in wine. Turn heat back to medium. Cook wine for five minutes, allowing it to reduce. Add broths, Worcestershire Sauce and minced garlic and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Butter one side of the bread slices and broil over low heat, allowing bread to brown and become crispy. When soup is ready, ladle into bowl or ramekin. Place crispy bread on top, and then sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Serve immediately.
Note: I started this in my enameled dutch oven just for caramelizing the onions and reducing the wine then I dumped the onion mixture, broth, garlic and Worcestershire into the crock-pot, went to church, came home to a wonderful smell, finished putting it together and we had french onion soup for lunch after church.