Slow Cooker Apple Onion Soup with Cinnamon Cheese Toast Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 250 MINUTES

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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
  • 6 slices French bread, cut 1/2-3/4 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded, or Gruyere cheese


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.

Slow Cooker Apple Onion Soup with Cinnamon Cheese Toast


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1 Review

Danielle 10/19/2014
A couple of note

A couple of notes about this...
1. Melt butter in crockpot before adding in the onions
2. Caramelize onions before adding in apples for best results, I had my crock pot set to high and this took way longer than 60 minutes! I actually think if I do the recipe again I will caramelize the onions with butter on stove then add in apples for 5 minutes (or until soft) then put in crockpot with other ingredients
3. If it is available use apple cider in place of the apple juice!
4. Also I recommend using honey crisp apples and Madeira wine
5. Toast the bread before other steps!

It came out really well, but I ended up giving up on the crockpot and just doing it all on the stove because it saved time and I was home

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