Fabulous healthy soup ! i made it w/out sour cream and halved the cheese. Really tasty for our chill evening. Made for Pool Party Tag.
we've been making this soup since last fall, and i love it! the freshness of the carrots really makes a big difference. fresh carrots right out of the garden = perfect soup. store bought carrots work ok, but not as good. even my 2 year old eats this soup (and he doesn't eat much of anything). this is a perfect supper in the fall or winter, with a loaf of fresh bread or garlic bread. thanks so much for posting this.
My apple juice had turned to vinegar so I used applesauce instead and used a little more wine. The hotter it is the better it tastes. I sprinkled a bit of cheese on top the first time we ate it for added flavor. I liked it enough to eat several days in a row but it's still not perfect.
This soup had a surprising mix of flavors, that really worked well together. I was expecting mostly a carrot flavor, but I could taste the apple/apple juice, cheese, sour cream and tarragon. I left out the celery (not my thing) and used water & chicken soup base. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly other than cutting it in half. I wouldn't say that it is a favorite, but was good enough to send me back for a second bowl!
Made without the cheese & sour cream - was still fabulous, and devoured by my 7-month old!
This has such a nice fall taste. I used cranberry juice because I was out of apple and fat-free sour cream. Carrots are not my favorite, but I enjoyed this soup. Pretty easy too.