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Granny Smith and White Cheddar Soup

August 30, 2016

A soup worthy of a bountiful apple harvest.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

For Soup

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

3 cups white cheddar, shredded

1 small white onion, diced

2 apples, peeled cored and diced

2 bottles hard apple cider

1/2 cup of cream

1/3 cup water

Salt and pepper, to taste

For apple relish:

1 apple cored and minced

1 shallot, minced

3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

11. For relish, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Cover and place in fridge to remain cold and for flavors to meld.

22. For soup, melt butter in a medium saucepan until melted. Add apples and onions and and sautee for five minutes or until lightly golden.

33. Add flour and stir into apples and onions and cook for a few minutes. Add apple cider and bring to a boil. Add heavy cream and water. Once boil is achieved, drop to a low simmer, cover and cook for half an hour.

44. Remove from the heat. Puree mixture either in a tight lidded blender on low or with a stick blender. Careful: it’s hot. Once smooth, place mixture on low heat and add cheese. Cook until silky and smooth.

55. To serve: ladle hot soup into bowl. Top with reserved relish and fresh thyme. Serve with fresh bread.

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