If you are looking for an Easy Apple Soup Recipe, you have found a great one here! Easy Apple Cheddar Soup, perfect for a Thanksgiving Dinner soup too!
This rustic soup combines tangy apple, sweet leeks and cheddar cheese to make a great hot, cozy, comfort soup.
Whether you are looking to make your first fruit soup, or you are looking for something different than the "same old", here is a good choice for a great soup!
You can use any variety of apple that is good for cooking, McIntosh and Cortland are two examples, but many other types of apple will work equally as well!
2 tbsp. butter or 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 medium size apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 cup chopped leeks (white and light green parts only)
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tbsp. chopped, fresh thyme (or dried if desired)
1 tbsp. chopped, fresh rosemary (or dried if desired)
1/2 tsp. salt (or less)
1/2 tsp. ground pepper (or less)
2 cups water
2 cups apple juice
2 cups grated, old cheddar cheese (or your choice of age)
1 cup milk or evaporated fat-free milk
In a large pan, over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
Add the prepared apples, leeks, celery, carrots, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper to the pan.
Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to tenderize, about 10 minutes.
Add the water and the apple juice to the mixture, bring to a simmer, and cook until the vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes.
Using a blender, and working in batches, puree the soup mixture until smooth.
Return the soup to the pan, and over medium heat, using a whisk, mix in the cheddar cheese until the cheese is well dissolved.
Gently whisk in the milk and warm through, but DO NOT allow the soup to come to a boil.
Makes about 6 servings.
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