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Applebee's Baked French Onion Soup Copycat Recipe
Applebee's Baked French Onion Soup
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Soup
Calories: 368
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (10 reviews)

It may not be listed on the menu, but this is Applebee's most ladled soup each and every day. Just be sure you have some oven-safe soup bowls on hand before you jump into this clone, since you're going to pop the dish under the broiler to brown and melt the cheese on top. Under the gooey melted provolone of the original version you get from Applebee's is a unique round crouton that's made from bread that looks like a hamburger bun. So that's what we'll use for our clone. The round shape of the bread is perfect for topping the soup.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 medium white onions, sliced
Lora-Lee Miller  
Submitted on: 03/07/15
Absolutely the best French Onion soup EVER! If you can't find Swanson (like me) use Knorr Beef broth & cut the salt by about half. I also add 3 shakes Lea & Perrins (half recipe) or 1 tbsp full recipe. You can also substitute shredded Greyere for parmesan if you want. And I must agree with other reviewers, the Holland Rusk Rounds are perfect for this soup!
AppleBee's baked french Onion
Judy Jones  
Submitted on: 03/16/13
I have almost every book you have put out. When I need a recipe I just come here and it tells me which book to look in, Awesome! My 2 son's love this recipe. It's so easy to make and it taste so good. I add 5 shakes of Worcestershire sauce and I now use the Holland Biscuits. Comments are great to help out other Chef's!
The crouton is really a...
Fat 'Ol Sarge  
Submitted on: 12/14/11
This recipe is almost exactly like Applebee's. I have information from a former Applebee's cook that the crouton is a slice of Holland Rusk (a round toast imported from Holland). I also use a couple of dashs of Maggi seasoning (google it)...
Theresa Stutts  
Submitted on: 09/06/11
I LOVE this receipe. I have made it many times. I also add a little red pepper to give it a little heat :)
Submitted on: 03/02/09
This is the best onion soup I have ever had I used Texas toast ciabatta 4 cheese and it work excellent.
Submitted on: 02/26/08
This recipe is great! I have made this recipe a few times now and tried it with a couple different broths. Use Swansons Beef broth for the best results. No contest! I like to use Texas Toast to make the croutons. Five Stars Baby!
Submitted on: 09/29/07
This is wonderful! I used texas toast instead though and used a glass to cut out the circle for the bread.
Submitted on: 05/23/06
Not only do I like this recipe, my two boys love it. Even though the onions over power the house. They ask for it all the time.
Submitted on: 01/23/06
Instead of the bread bun, Holland House (in the cracker isle of the grocery store) has the exact 'rounds' needed for this soup.
Jackie Stahrr  
Submitted on: 08/16/05
This recipe is GREAT!! My family loves it. I have made it many times and everyone asks for the recipe. (I think the recipe is bit too salty so I don't add the extra salt.) You can't substitute another brand of beef broth it has to be Swansons.