Saute' onions in margarine in large saucepan over medium heat until golden brown. Add flour. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add broths, apple cider and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; skim surface. Stir in thyme. Simmer for 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Preheat broiler. Place bread on baking sheet; sprinkle with cheese. Broil just until cheese melts. Ladle soup into serving bowls, discarding bay leaf. Top with cheese toast. Yield: 6 servings.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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