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    Apple and Bean Soup (Lidia Bastianich)

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    1 hr 43 mins

    45 mins

    58 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    In 'Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy'. From the Trentino-Alto Adige region.

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    1. 1
      Drain the soaked beans and put them in a pot with the bay leaf and fresh cold water to cover by an inch or so.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, decrease heat to keep the liquid simmering steadily, and cook, partially covered, about 40 minutes, or until the beans are cooked through but not mushy.
    3. 3
      Turn off the heat, stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, and let the beans cool for a while in the pot, absorbing some of the cooking liquid.
    4. 4
      To make the soup: peel and core the apples, and cut them into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
    5. 5
      Put 4 tablespoons of the butter in a heavy saucepan, and set it over medium heat.
    6. 6
      As soon as the butter melts, scatter the apple slices in the bottom and drop in the cloves.
    7. 7
      Cook the apples for 3 minutes, or until they begin to soften, turning and stirring them gently.
    8. 8
      Drain the cooked beans, and add them to the pan, then pour in the hot water--all 8 cups if you are making soup; 6 cups to make a side dish with thicker consistency.
    9. 9
      Increase the heat, and stir in the lemon zest, cinnamon, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
    10. 10
      Cover the pan, bring the liquid to a boil, then set the cover ajar and lower the heat to keep the soup bubbling gently; simmer 10-15 minutes, until the apples are completely soft and the liquid has the consistency you like for soup.
    11. 11
      Turn off the heat, stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Apple and Bean Soup (Lidia Bastianich)

    Serving Size: 1 (523 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 307.3
    Calories from Fat 108
    Total Fat 12.1 g
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 680.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.2 g
    Sugars 16.6 g
    Protein 9.4 g

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