Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kid-friendly "Apple Cheddar Soup"

Apple Cheddar Soup
(from Better Homes and Gardens magazine)

  • 1/2 c. finely chopped onion
  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced (I left my skin on my red potatoes)
  • 2 c. apple cider
  • 1 t. fresh thyme or 1/2 t. dried thyme
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium cooking apple, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1. In large saucepan cook onion in hot butter over medium heat until tender.  Stir in potatoes, cider, thyme, salt and pepper.  Bring to boiling, reduce heat.
2.  Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.  Add chopped apple; simmer, covered, 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  In small bowl combine flour and milk; stir into soup.   Cook and stir until bubbly.  Slowly add cheese, whisking until cheese is melted.
Makes 4-6 side dish servings.

This was a little sweet, which makes it kid-friendly.  I liked this flavor too!  Try it as a side with grilled cheese.

1 comment:

Megz said...

So did you google 'soups that contain apple'?? Cuz I don't really think apples when I'm cooking soups.
Maybe we'll try it.oops. Ike read this and said we won't try it. See what I'm dealing with here?