How to make it

  • Using one tablespoon of butter, rub the inside of your crock pot insert.
  • Thinly slice all the onions and fill the insert to the top. Get more onions if you have too, you want it filled but not packed to the gills.
  • Dot the top with the minced garlic, bay leaf, fresh thyme, black pepper, sugar and nutmeg and remaining butter.
  • Pour vermouth or brandy over the top.
  • Cover and turn on low for 4 hours.
  • The onions will wilt down considerably and the house will smell heavenly.
  • Add the broth and the cheese. Leave on low for a few hours more
  • Fish out bay leaf and thyme stems.
  • Ladle into sterilized jars and seal to cool down.
  • This is highy concentrated onion soup and a great gift.
  • I usually add 1 cup of water to each jar of concentrate (I include instructions for each gift basket) and reheat. You can choose to top the soup with bread and broil the cheese to melt it. Even easier for me, I make a great cheese toast and serve it on the side of a steaming bowl of soup for our guests to tear and dip as they please. Bread on top and bowls under broiler is fraught with danger to me. I'm certain to spill and make a mess. I feel a little safer just ladling soup and serving the cheesy toast on the side. NO mouth burns either, another plus.

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  • LuffLala 7 years ago
    How much water should I add if I don't plan to jar it?
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  • pleclare 9 years ago
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  • chuckieb 9 years ago
    What a gorgeous recipe and how thoughtful can you get with your gift idea for someone under the weather. Super nice Tina!
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  • sparow64 9 years ago
    wow...another one I can't believe I missed!!! MMMMMM Saving this one, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    An explosion of flavors! Also unique and fun to make! Love the recipe!
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  • knwalter 13 years ago
    This sounds wonderful, I've never had onion soup, so I am eager to try this yummy sounding recipe. Thanks for the post!!
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  • krumkake 13 years ago
    Notcho, I'm feeling a little under the weather today...
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  • modmom50 13 years ago
    Oh this sounds absolutely heavenly. I have put onions on my shopping list and this one is going to get tried very soon. Thanks so much for posting.
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  • nanny 13 years ago
    Heavenly is a cool fall day and onion soup in my bowl!!!This is one of my honeys fav thank you so much for such a simply wonderful recipe.
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  • shirleyoma 13 years ago
    Oh, I like this! Sounds great! Love Onion Soup!
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