La Fin du Monde Ultimate Onion Soup

Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde is one of my very favorite beers and I’m a huge fan of onion soup so when I saw this recipe, I immediately started drooling. Must try ASAP.

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde Onion Soup

The Ultimate Onion Soup

Beer: Unibroue La Fin du Monde

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

6 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped (2 red, 2 white, 2 Vidalia)
1 green onion, chopped finely
1 bottle of Fin du Monde (750 ml,)
1 garlic clove chopped finely
3 tbsp of olive oil or butter
½ c Porto
½ c red wine
4 c beef broth
1 VERY small pinch of dried thyme
½ tsp celery seeds
1 large bay leaf (to be taken out before putting in oven)
Salt and ground pepper to taste
6 French bread slices – 1 cm (¼”) thick
2 c grated swiss cheese (gruyère or emmental)
1 c fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

1. In a large saucepan, caramelize half the onions at medium/low heat (1 of each color), the green onion and the garlic in the butter or olive oil, stirring often, until mix is a dark golden color (about 20 minutes)

2. Deglaze with Fin du Monde, while scraping bottom of pan – reduce to half

3. Add broth, Porto, red wine, thyme, celery seeds, bay leaf and leftover onion

4. Preheat oven to 450°F

5. Salt and pepper to taste then bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 25 minutes

6. Pour soup into 6 bowls, add a slice of bread over each one and cover with 1/3 cup of Swiss cheese and 1/6 cup of fresh Parmigiano Reggiano

7. Place the bowls on a cooking tray, brown the cheese in the oven and enjoy

Photo and recipe credit: Recettes de la mort



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  • Samuel Joubert January 12, 2011 @ 9:59am

    Hi! I am glad that you liked our creation!!! Visit our website for more recipes!!!
    Thank you for the post!!!

  • Philippe Allard January 12, 2011 @ 10:08am

    It is indeed an Awesome soup, This original recipe was created by us at, put it on any sites you’d like and please link it back to us.

  • Hannah January 12, 2011 @ 10:13am

    Philippe Allard – Thanks so much! I get the impression you may not be affiliated with the commenter above, Samuel Joubert?

    Great job with this recipe – we can’t wait to try it.

  • Philippe Allard January 12, 2011 @ 10:16am

    I am… Sam and I created that recipe long time ago, we have recently pimped it out. That photograph was actually taken by Samuel Joubert in my kitchen 😀

  • Hannah January 12, 2011 @ 10:18am

    Philippe, Samuel – Ah! That makes sense. Cheers to both of you – I know we’re all eager to try it here.

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