Creamy Onion and White Wine Soup

    2 hours 20 min

    This is a great alternative to the classic French onion soup. Caramelised onions are simmered with white wine, soy sauce and then blended with Gruyere cheese. It's perfect with fresh crusty bread.

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    Makes: 8 

    • 225g butter
    • 6 onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 litres water
    • 500ml dry white wine
    • 125ml soy sauce
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 55g Gruyere cheese, grated

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr5min  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    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 caramelised, 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 the boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until soup is slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 hours. Add cheese, stir till melted. Serve with French bread.

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    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!  -  18 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  25 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  07 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)