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French Onion Bake

 French Onion Bake
This is a casserole version of my favorite winter soup, French onion. It always receives raves at potlucks and family gatherings.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 large white or yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup sherry, optional
  • 4 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onions in 2 tablespoons butter until
  • tender. Sprinkle with flour; stir in salt and pepper. Add the
  • consomme and sherry if desired; cook and stir until thickened, about
  • 3 minutes.
  • Pour into a shallow 2-qt. baking dish or individual baking dishes.
  • Spread remaining butter on both sides of bread; place on a baking
  • sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Place bread
  • on top of onion mixture; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, for
  • 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Yield: 4
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 378 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 1,201 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.