Slow Cooker Apple Onion Soup with Cinnamon Cheese Toast

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Slow Cooker Apple Onion Soup with Cinnamon Cheese Toast Slow Cooker Apple Onion Soup with Cinnamon Cheese Toast

A sweet alternative to French Onion Soup. Let it cook while you work!

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 cup butter
4 large sweet onions,thinly sliced
3 apples peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
5 cups beef stock
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

For Cinnamon Cheese Toast Top:
6 slices of french bread, cut 1/2-3/4 inch thick
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups Swiss Cheese or Gruyere Cheese, shredded





In a slow cooker on high, combine butter, onions, apples and garlic. Cover and cook on HIGH for 45-60 minutes or until the onions begin to brown around the edges. Sprinkle the mixture with flour and stir to coat. Add beef stock, apple juice, white wine,Worcestershire, brown sugar,thyme salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours until onions are tender and soup is hot.

To Serve: Ladle soup into ovenproof crocks. Top with one slice of french bread per crock. Sprinkle cinnamon over each bread slice and cover with 1/4 cup cheese on each. Place under a preheated broiler element for about 2 minutes or until browned. Make sure to keep your eye on the soup so as not to let it burn under the broiler.

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Reader Comments:


What type of white wine would you suggest/recommend? Thank you!

By Lindy on February 07, 2014



By nadine waters on February 04, 2014


Absolutely yummy. Creative recipe that I will use time and time again!

By Bev on July 15, 2013


This was sooooo good!!! I switched from beef to veg stock for personal preference.... it was just so yummy!!! LOVED IT!! Will DEF make again!

By Gina on October 24, 2012


This is the best French onion I've ever had! I crave this soup!

By Bethany on August 02, 2012


Excellent, Excellent recipe! I fixed this soup for a neighborhood dinner at my house, and everybody had a fit over it! Hands Down; A FALL KILLER!!! Delicious!!! Of course, as everything is that Paula makes!!! Hugs! Risa Leary, Pensacola, FL. (and I love Katie Mixon too Paula as I have known her since she was a little girl in the Pensacola Children's Chorus with my youngest son!) Sweet Bobby better put a ring on her finger! They are darling together!

By Risa W. Leary on October 27, 2011


Why do people leave 5 stars and then say they haven't tried it. Some of us depend on the ratings when we decide on a recipe. If I were the submitter of the recipe I would want it tried out before you rate it that way you could make necessary changes if needed.

By Lisa Boyd on October 27, 2011


My question is when recipes call for wine, it is never specifies if the wine is sweet or dry. Why is that the taste between sweet makes a difference.

By Linda on October 27, 2011


This is delicious and so very easy, became a family favorite the first time I made it!!

By Anonymous on October 25, 2011


Paula may I say I love you so much. You remind me of my mother. smile I am trying to help my husband selling tamales and salsas but business is slow. tell me...How did you do it? I homeschool our daughter so I need to work from home and I love to cook. I watch you everyday. Thank you for being yourself... authentic and sharing your recipes along with your lifetime stories. Love you, Irene Galera

By irene on October 07, 2011


I made this on the stove instead of slow cooker and it was delicious...I used weight watcher's swiss...yum!

By Barbara Ann on January 28, 2011


I won't make regular french onion again. It will always be the recipe!!!

By Anonymous on January 12, 2011


I absolutely love this recipe!!!!

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By San357 on October 01, 2010


Haven't tried yet, but it sounds good &i love onion soup so I'll try this on the weekend. (5)

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