Puff Pastry over French Onion Soup





3-onions, thinly sliced

3 cups beef broth

3 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup white wine

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

3/4 teaspoon white sugar

1 bay leaf

1 sheet puff pastry

1 egg

1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste



In a medium stock pot, heat beef and chicken broth over medium-high heat.


Preheat your oven to 425.


In a saute pan, add butter and oil and cook over medium heat until melted. Add onions and cook, until onions are tender and transparent.


Add onions to heated broth, add the white wine, bay leaf and sugar stir and let simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper at this point. Watch your salt if you are using premade stocks.


Prepare your bowls, by cutting the puff pastry approx 1/2 inch larger than your serving bowls. Set aside in a cold place. Prepare your egg wash and grate your parmesan cheese and set aside.


Pour soup mixture into individual serving bowls making sure that there are a lot of onions in each bowl. Pour until you have your bowl 3/4 full. With a pastry brush, line the rim of each bowl with the egg wash, place puff pastry over the bowls tightly and press to the sides of the bowls. Brush the pastry with the egg wash as well and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top. Press the cheese gently to the pastry.


Place on a cooking sheet and put into your preheated oven. Allow to back until pastry has puffed up and has turned golden. Approx. 15-20 minutes.


Makes 5 servings approx 1 cup each

Source: Leslie Clarke


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  3. What type of serving bowls do you have that go in the oven? I have some corning ware I could use, I guess. I wonder if I could adapt this to just make it all in one large bowl?

  4. French Onion Soup is a favorite in our house and I make it about 6 times a year. I have never thought about putting a Puff Pastry on the top but after reading your recipe that’s what I’m going to do next time. We call this soup “Comfort food with a bit of Class”..lol.

  5. French onion soup is my favorite…can you still put all the gooey cheese on? This sounds easy enough I will try it. It could be a disaster….printed, cross your fingers! thanks for the recipe

  6. I love French onion soup and this one sounds amazing. I love the idea of puff pastry. I can’t wait to try it!

  7. I love french onion soup and can’t wait to try this version! The puff pastry addition sounds SOOOOO yummy! Thanks for the recipe!!!