Apple Onion Soup Gratin

Apple Onion Soup Gratin

Makes 4 servings


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 can (14 1/2-ounce) beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 4 slices French bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. In 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter on high (100 percent) 1 minute or until melted. Add apple and onion; microwave on high 5 minutes. Stir and microwave on high 5 minutes longer or until apple is tender and onions are softened. Add broth, water, sherry, and basil. Microwave on high 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  2. Heat broiler of conventional oven; toast slices of bread on both sides. Ladle hot soup into each of 4 oven-safe bowls; top each with toasted bread and some cheese. Broil until cheese melts and browns slightly; serve hot.