Lick-the-Bowl Creamy Cheddar Apple Soup will have you thinking you’re dining in a gourmet restaurant. It’s really that good.
“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
One of the most difficult things about doing a food blog is having to wait until all the pictures are taken before diving in. Today, I couldn’t wait.
I decided to take the chance that there would be enough soup left to take various shots. It was worth the risk.
There’s a reason why they add cheddar cheese to apple pies, it’s because the combination is just divine.
Not only is this soup easy, but you can easily doctor it up to your personal tastes. Like a bit more kick? Add more cayenne pepper to the pot. Are you a big cheddar cheese lover? Adding another 1/2 of cup of cheese will do the trick.
Garnishing the top of the soup with shredded cheese and apple slices will make this dish irresistible to your family and friends.
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Why soup is so good for you:
1) Nutrient dense meal.
When you normally cook vegetables in water, the water is thrown away – tossing a lot of the nutrients with them.
When you make soup, all the vitamins and minerals stay in the broth and make their way into your very happy stomach.
2) Hydrates you.
Most soups have a high water content, and we could all use more water – don’t you think?
The water content creates a filling meal, helping to ensure you don’t crave additional unwanted calories.
3) Sneak in vegetables.
For those members of your family that aren’t big fans of vegetables, soup is an easy way to make sure they get more in their diets.
4) Comforting meal.
On a cold, winter night nothing beats a bowl of soup to warm you up and bring a bit of coziness to the evening.
The same can be said about cold soups for summer. I love making cold soups on a hot summer day to avoid the heat of cooking and cool me down.
5) Easy Peasy.
Soups are one of the easiest meals to make. Whether you use a slow cooker or stovetop – most soups are just chopping a few ingredients and letting time meld the flavors together.
6) Inexpensive meal.
Most soups are an inexpensive option for creating a delicious meal. Depending what type soup you make, using chicken stock you make yourself and being composed of primarily vegetables, soups can be good on the wallet.
Ingredients for Creamy Cheddar Apple Soup:
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 TBSP butter
2 medium baking potatoes, diced and peeled
2 cups apple cider
1/2 tsp dried thyme or 1 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp salt
dash of cayenne pepper
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
1 cup milk
2 TBSP milk
2 TBSP flour
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Directions for Creamy Cheddar Apple Soup:
1) In a large stockpot, melt butter and add onion over medium heat until soft.
2) Add potatoes, cider, thyme, salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; then cook on simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
3) Stir in chopped apple and simmer for another 5 minutes.
4) Add soup to blender and puree.
5) Put pureed soup back into stockpot and add the cup of milk.
6) Mix the two tablespoons of milk with the two tablespoons of flour in a small bowl. Whisk until well-blended. Add mixture to pot.
7) Stir soup until bubbly.
8) Add cheddar cheese and whisk until melted.
9) Divide soup among bowls and garnish with cheddar cheese and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
10) Serve hot.
Here’s the printable recipe for Lick-the-Bowl Creamy Cheddar Apple Soup:
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 medium baking potatoes, diced and peeled
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large stockpot, melt butter and add onion over medium heat until soft.
- Add potatoes, cider, thyme, salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil; then cook on simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
- Stir in chopped apple and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Add soup to blender and puree.
- Put pureed soup back in stockpot and add the cup of milk.
- Mix the tablespoons of milk with the two tablespoons of flour in a small bowl. Whisk until well-blended. Add mixture to pot.
- Stir soup until bubbly.
- Add cheddar cheese and whisk until melted.
- Divide soup among bowls and garnish with cheddar cheese and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
- Serve hot.
Tips for making this recipe:
Instead of adding the cayenne pepper during the cooking process, you can add it to individual bowls if you have children that don’t like the spiciness.
Try different kind of types of milk in the recipe like coconut milk or almond milk.
Tools for making this recipe:
If you’re avoiding salt, try using Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. (Yes, it’s made by the same company that does Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar.
We’ve reached the end of Lick-the-Bowl Creamy Cheddar Apple Soup. I hope you try it!
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