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Ontario Apple Cheddar Soup

Cheese tastes amazing with everything, even apples.

May 17th, 2017

Recipe by: Ontario Apple Growers

Perfect for warming tummies after playing outside, this rustic soup bursts with tangy apple, sweet leeks and aged cheddar. Serve with a slice of crusty bread and a green salad for an easy weeknight meal.
Servings
6
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp [30 mL] butter (or 1tbsp/15 mL of Canola oil)
  • 3 Ontario apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup [250 mL] chopped leeks (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 cup [250 mL] chopped celery
  • 1 cup [250 mL] chopped carrots
  • 1 tbsp [15 mL] chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp [15 mL] chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp [2 mL] each salt (optional) and fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 cups [500 mL] water
  • 2 cups [500 mL] apple juice
  • 2 cups [500 mL] packed grated extra old cheddar
  • 1 cup [250 mL] 1% milk (or evaporated fat free milk)
Directions
  1. In large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add apples, leeks, celery, carrots, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables begin to soften, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add water and apple juice; bring to simmer and cook, until vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. Working in batches, purée soup in a blender until smooth.

  4. Return soup to pot and over medium heat whisk in grated cheddar until dissolved. Gently whisk in milk and warm through (do not boil again).

  5. Enjoy!

Ontario Apple Cheddar Soup
Ontario Apple Growers

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