Caramelized Onion Cream Soup

"Onion soup with a difference! A wonderful recipe taken from Inn On The Twenty Cookbook by Michael and Anna Olson. Great to serve at a dinner party."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat and add onions.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir onions until they soften and begin to carmelize, this will take 20-30 minutes.
  • Add garlic and 1/3 of the wine, continue stirring until wine is absorbed, this will deglaze the pan and onions will brown.
  • Add remaining wine 1/3 at a time following above procedure until it is absorbed.
  • Add sherry, stock, potato and fresh herbs.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until potato is tender.
  • Remove from heat, carefully puree using hand blender.
  • If you prefer a very smooth soup, strain mixture.
  • Return soup to heat, add cream and season to taste.
  • Bring to simmer before serving, do NOT allow soup to boil.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. lil Lori
    Made it just as written except I only had dried herbs on hand. Will make this for company next time. Very nice bisque.
  2. Jezski
    An excellent version of onion soup. I did not use the potato or the heavy cream, nor did I puree it, since I wanted a soup more like the traditional French onion soup. I sliced the onion instead of chopping. The wine, sherry and herbs made the soup flavorful and delicious. And I used half chicken and half beef stock, my mother's usual practice. Elly, thanks for posting.
  3. Stephanie Y.
    This soup was delicious! I cut the recipe in half and my daughter and I shared it for lunch. It was so good I wish I would have made the whole recipe. The flavors of the wine, sherry, rosemary and thyme make this into a very special onion soup.


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