22 Reviews

This recipe is AWESOME. It is BETTER than aby soup I have had in a restaurant. I think its the red wine. So yummy! Thank you!

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COGirl September 21, 2009

I totally agree with the name of this recipe! It certainly is the best. I don't have a dutch oven so cooked it on the stovetop over the lowest heat. I also found that it fit nicely into my WW programme as a filling meal with relatively few points (I went light on the cheese of course... bf didn't!) Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

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Shuzbud August 18, 2009

We liked this recipe very much. I made this for a soup and sandwich night and the family really enjoyed it. I plan on making it again this winter, its a very economical soup and tastes great. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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mommyoffour May 08, 2009

I made this a few days ago with great results. It really did taste like something out of a fancy bistro! And the homemade croutons really make this even more excellent.

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anme September 25, 2008

Yummy! I love French Onion Soup and think I've made it almost every way possible, lol. But, I've never added brandy to it before - it really added a great flavor. I did make it a day ahead and let the flavors meld. Leftovers were even better. Thanks 2Bleu for a great new favorite. Made for Photo Tag.

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lazyme September 02, 2008

This was an excellent French Onion Soup! I have never used brandy when I've made this before, and I think that's the secret ingredient. It also always helps to let the soup sit overnight. I didn't realize that I didn't have any bay leaves until I'd already started cooking. I subbed some oregano and basil. It was still great, although different from the classic soup. I just started my new job, and I had a couple of girls over for dinner. I'm now famous for my French Onion Soup :-D Thanks Bird&Buddha!

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poo235 August 05, 2008

This is a delicious French onion soup recipe. I love the flavor and love the Gruyere cheese with this. Very good!

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Lainey6605 April 06, 2008

Terrific recipe for French Onion Soup. I really enjoyed the flavor of this. The brandy and wine give such a wonderful taste to the onions. It was pretty chilly here in Maine last night, so it was a perfect choice for dinner. Only thing I changed was to use Jarlsburg cheese instead of the Gruyere.

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Kim127 March 21, 2008

Mmmm good! I used veggie broth instead of beef, and did leave out the brandy. I used rye french bread which was great! Thanks Bird! Made for Review My Recipe game.

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Sharon123 March 04, 2008

You do know, don't you, that I now must forgo my favorite stand-by version of this soup for yours... *drums fingers*... Holy cow, this was utterly perfect! The thrill started for me while caramelizing the onions. As the minutes sauntered by, the aroma became more and more intoxicating as I stirred until (OMG!) I ended up caramelizing the spoon, and then my arm, which, of course, I had to nibble on. (Hey, it's my arm!) This is the first time I've used brandy in a French onion soup even though many versions call for it, and I'm not sure if that's what made this difference, but I don't care... I'm sticking to this recipe like super glue! Even my husband adored this and could be heard moaning with pleasure while slurping. (It's ok. I alerted the neighbors that we were having a particularly fine soup that evening.) Thank you SO much for this fantastic keeper!

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Sandi (From CA) February 23, 2008
Best Ever French Onion Soup