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The Perfect French Onion Soup Recipe from The Deliciously Cheesy Cookbook

The Perfect French Onion Soup Recipe from The Deliciously Cheesy Cookbook

As the days grow shorter and the air turns cooler, there's something undeniably comforting about a steaming bowl of soup that warms both body and soul. Today, we're thrilled to share a recipe that embodies comfort and indulgence: Cheesy French Onion Soup. This delightful creation hails from the pages of The Deliciously Cheesy Cookbook, a treasure trove of cheese-packed recipes that promise to take your culinary adventures to new heights. Get ready to embark on a journey of rich flavors, velvety textures, and the irresistible allure of melted cheese.

Yield: 6 Servings | Active Time: 1 Hour | Total Time: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 7 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 oz. sherry
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 7 cups beef stock
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 6 slices of day-old bread
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyére cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Emmental cheese


  1. Place the butter, onions, and salt in a Dutch-oven and cook the mixture over low heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are dark brown and carmelized, 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Deglaze the pot with the orange juice and sherry, using a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the thyme, stock, garlic, and pepper to raise the heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 1 hour.
  3. While the soup is simmering, preheat the oven to 450F.
  4. After 1 hour, ladle the soup into oven-safe crocks or bowls and place a slice of bred on top of each portion. Sprinkle the cheese over each portion, place the crocks into the oven, and bake until the cheese begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove the bowls from the oven and let the soup cool for 10 minutes before serving.

 With its layers of deeply caramelized onions, rich beef stock, and a crown of golden melted Gruyére and Emmental cheese, this Cheesy French Onion Soup is a true celebration of comfort and flavor. It's a timeless classic that speaks to the heart of cozy autumn evenings and gatherings with loved ones.

If you're ready to explore more cheese-centric wonders like this, consider diving into The Deliciously Cheesy Cookbook. This cookbook promises to be your guide to an array of cheese-packed dishes that are both familiar and creatively inspiring. Discover the joy of cooking with cheese and elevate your culinary experience.

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