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Roasted Apple and Aged White Cheddar Soup

Roasted Apple and Aged White Cheddar Soup
For my next apple recipe I continue with my apple and cheddar theme in this tasty roasted apple and cheddar soup! This apple and cheddar soup could not be easier, you start out by roasting some apples to bring out even more flavour and then the apple flavours continue with the use of apple cider as part of the soups liquid base. A ham broth goes particularly nicely in this soup as the main liquid but otherwise a chicken broth or even a vegetable broth would also work. Of course the second star of the show is a nice aged white cheddar which really packs in the flavour so you do not need a lot of it. I have to say that this soup is a truly beautiful blending of sweet and savoury and I like to finish it off with a touch of grainy mustard and maple syrup to really bring the effect home!

Roasted Apple and Aged White Cheddar Soup
For the bacon addicts out there, this apple and cheddar soup is amazing with a garnish of crispy bacon!

Roasted Apple and Aged White Cheddar Soup
Roasted Apple, Bacon and Aged White Cheddar Soup

Roasted Apple and Aged White Cheddar Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Servings: 4

A tasty fall roasted apple soup with age white cheddar and bacon.



ingredients
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth or ham broth
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 1 cup aged white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon grainy dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
directions
  1. Toss the apples in the oil, salt and pepper, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat, add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the apples, broth and cider, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Mix in the milk, cheese and mustard, let the cheese melt and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Puree the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor or blender and enjoy!

For Slow Cooker: Implement step 1, optionally implement steps 2 & 3, place everything but the milk and cheese in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or on high for 2-4 hours before mixing in the milk and cheese, letting the cheese melt and then pureeing the soup.

Option: Serve with cooked and crumbled bacon or diced ham.
Option: Serve with fresh diced apple.
Option: Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 382, Fat 18g (Saturated 8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 44mg, Sodium 408mg, Carbs 43g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 31g), Protein 14g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

37 comments:

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Apple and cheddar are a wonderful combination! Soup looks delicious!

Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats said...

omg I love everything about this..I can practically taste it! Sounds so wonderful!

Maria said...

Great soup for fall!

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

So. Happy. I have all of these ingredients. This needs to happen today!

Katy @ Tasty Little Crouton said...

This looks fantastic! I just found your blog thru a comment somewhere else. Looks like you have a new follower! :)

marla said...

A very tempting fall/winter soup!

Mala kuvarica- zlatne ruke said...

Vrlo interesantno, nisam slično probala, ali uskoro kuham !!!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Another *delicious* recipe!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

wow apple and cheddar! looks like a fabulous and comforting soup!

ashley - Baker by Nature said...

I am totally dying for a big bowl of this! Such unique and comforting flavors :)

Heather Christo said...

oh, this couldn't look more perfect for the stormy weather we are havinG!!

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain said...

I know what I'm having for dinner tonight!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

This is straight up fabulous! Love all the apples in there!

Carrie B. said...

Apples and cheese, and can't get any better. This is my kind of comfort food.

Gaby said...

whoa - cheese in soup - that's my jam!

dentistvschef said...

Never had a savoury apple soup before.,
tempting to tickling my taste buds!
but i guess it's gonna be great, especially with tons of crispy bacon.....

Velva said...

A really nice combination of fall flavors.

Tieghan said...

Apples and cheddar together are amazing! I love this!

Joanne said...

What a rich and delicious soup! Such a lovely comfort food!

Danielle said...

I had been planning to make a soup for dinner last night anyway, so when I found this I knew it had to happen. So delicious! Even my "If there isn't a meat in dinner I am highly suspicious of it." thinking husband loved it.

Dave said...

What type of apples should you use?

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Who knew apple and cheese would go so well together?!

Sophie said...

Wow, it looks delish! Great soup recipe!

Jenn and Jac @ sketch-free eating said...

ah cheese soup. yes.

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Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

Shut your FACE. I freaking love this. I'm moving in.

Melissa said...

Do you think I could add a little jalapeno to this to add some heat?

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

I love white cheddar. It's one of my fave cheeses to enjoy with wine. It looks like it would be amazing in this soup, too! Pinned!

Tracy Larimer said...

@dave i used Ambrosia apples because my family has a sweet tooth. We also did the maple syrup drizzle optional garnish and it was awesome! I think this would also be good with Granny Smith for a tart kick.

AngelaMuir said...

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Cate @ Chez CateyLou said...

I love the flavor of apples and cheddar together! This soup sounds amazing and looks so delicious!

Kevin Lynch said...

Dave: I like a tart apple like a granny smith for this soup but sweeter ones like honey crisp would also work!

Kevin Lynch said...

Danielle: I am glad that you and your husband enjoyed it!

Kevin Lynch said...

Melissa: Yes you could add some jalapenos for heat or add some red pepper flakes along with the garlic or some cayenne would also work.

Ash said...

Did you peel the apples?

Kevin Lynch said...

Ash: Yes the apples are peeled and cored. Recipe updated!

Marcia said...

Kevin, You are amazing!!! Thank you for this website!!!

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