Fall French Onion Soup

Fall French Onion Soup

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This is an awesome autumn twist on the traditional French Onion soup. Apple cider and brandy make it a cozy dish for those chilly fall afternoons.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 417
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 10h 20m


  • 4 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 6 (1 inch thick) slices French bread


  • 1   Set a slow cooker on Low, and put in half of the butter to melt. Add the onions and apples; cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • 2   After the cooking time is up and apples and onions are soft, pour in the brandy, chicken broth and apple cider. Set the slow cooker to High and cook for 1 to 2 hours, until simmering.
  • 3   Preheat the oven broiler. Mix together the cinnamon, sugar and remaining butter. Spread onto one side of each slice of bread. Place bread cinnamon side up on a baking sheet, and broil until toasted, about 3 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip the slices over so the cinnamon is on the bottom. Sprinkle Gouda cheese on the top and return to the broiler until the cheese is melted.
  • 4   Ladle soup into serving bowls and top with slices of toast, cheese side up to serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 23.3g 36%
    Saturated Fat 12.0g  
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 397mg 16%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 43.5g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%
Protein 7.5g 15%
Sugars 19g  
Vitamin A 539IU  
Vitamin C 10mg  
Calcium 125mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 24mg  
Folate 66mcg