Classique French Onion Soup
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Classique French Onion Soup

Classique French Onion Soup

with Gruyere Toast & Apple Dijon Salad

The classics are classics for a reason. This dish happens to be extra special, though, and not just because it’s classique. French onion soup is a bistro staple—one of those ultra-comforting dishes you always order but never think to make at home. Well, it’s time to cancel that reservation at Chez Fromage because you’re about to master it from the comfort of your own kitchen! Our elevated take’s got deeply caramelized onions spiked with balsamic and fresh thyme, a rich mushroom stock, and melty gruyere toasts. There’s also a bright Dijon apple side salad to round things out. Bon appétit, mon chéris!


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time50 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

2 unit

Yellow Onion

¼ ounce


1 unit


(Contains Soy, Wheat)

1 unit


2 teaspoon

Dijon Mustard

5 teaspoon

Sherry Vinegar

3 unit

Mushroom Stock Concentrate

1 unit

Hudson River Fruit RubyFrost Apple

2 ounce

Mixed Greens

½ cup

Gruyère Cheese

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

4 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon


1 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)




Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2343 kJ
Calories560 kcal
Fat26 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Carbohydrate68 g
Sugar20 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein12 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium1640 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Small Bowl
Large Pot
Large Bowl
Baking Sheet


Prep and Make Dressing

Heat broiler to high. Wash and dry all produce. Halve, peel, and very thinly slice onions. Pick thyme leaves from stems; mince leaves until you have 1 tsp (2 tsp for 4), reserving a few whole leaves for garnish. Trim ends from baguette; slice crosswise into 6 equal-size rounds (12 rounds for 4 servings). Halve lemon. In a small bowl, combine juice from whole lemon, a large drizzle of olive oil, and mustard to taste. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

Caramelize Onions

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat; add a large drizzle of olive oil and 1 TBSP butter. Add onions and ½ tsp salt (1 tsp for 4). Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are slightly softened and browned, 8-10 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup water, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook, without stirring, 8-10 minutes more. Add another ¼ cup water, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until deeply browned and caramelized, 8-10 minutes more. TIP: If onions start to burn, add a splash of water.

Simmer Soup

To pot with caramelized onions, add vinegar, minced thyme, 1 TBSP sugar (2 TBSP for 4 servings), and ¼ cup water. Cook until deeply browned and jammy, 2-3 minutes. Add stock concentrates and 3 cups water (5 cups for 4). Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors meld, 3-5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Make Salad

Meanwhile, halve, core, and thinly slice half the apple (whole apple for 4 servings) into half-moons. In a large bowl, toss apple slices and mixed greens with as much dressing as you like. Season with salt and pepper.

Make Toasts

Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and top evenly with Gruyère. Broil on top rack until cheese is melted and bubbly, 2-3 minutes. TIP: Watch carefully to avoid burning.

Finish and Serve

Divide soup between bowls. Top with Gruyère toasts. Garnish with reserved thyme leaves as desired. Serve with salad on the side.