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Classic French Onion Soup

2 Tbsp - butter
2 lbs - yellow onions, peeled and sliced
½ tsp - Florida Crystals® Organic Cane Sugar
½ cup - dry sherry
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs fresh thyme
4 cups - beef broth (fresh or canned)
Salt and pepper to taste
6 slices - French bread, toasted
1½ cup - grated Swiss cheese

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sliced onions and sugar. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft and golden brown. Add the sherry and cook until the sherry is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the bay leaf, thyme sprigs and beef broth.

Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F. When soup is finished cooking, remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Ladle into oven-safe soup crocks and top with a slice of French bread and a portion of Swiss cheese. Place crocks on a sheet pan and bake until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown.

Serving Quantity: 1 to 1

Quick Tip:
The key to creating the great flavor that French Onion Soup is famous for is in the proper preparation of the onions. They must be cooked slowly and stirred often. The natural sugars caramelize to create the deep brown color and rich flavor.


Soup that warms and satisfies. Blanketed by melted cheese and crusty bread.