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Fabulous French Onion Soup

Fabulous French Onion Soup


5 medium onions
3 tbsp/45 mL butter or margarine
1 1/2 quartz/1.5 liters water
1/4 cup/60 mL Watkins Beef Soup & Gravy Base
1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Onion Soup & Gravy Base
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Pure Ground Black Pepper
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Organic Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Organic Thyme
6 slices French bread
1 cup/250 mL shredded cheese (Swiss or Cheddar)


Peel and thinly slice onions. Heat 3 tbsp/45 mL butter in a heavy 3-quart/liter saucepan over low heat; add onions and cook slowly. Stir until golden in color, about 10 minutes. Gradually add in water, soup bases, and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, toast one side of the bread, under oven broiler, until golden brown. Butter untoasted side and sprinkle slices with 1/4 cup/60 mL cheese; broil until cheese is melted. To serve; spoon hot soup into oven-proof bowls or mugs; float French bread slices on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese, broil until cheese is bubbly and brown.