Cheddar-Apple Soup

Recipe by invictus
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 4 quart dutch oven, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add apple and onion. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently until soft but not brown. Add carrot and cook 5 minutes more.
  • Increase heat to medium. Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Add 1/2 cup of the broth, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until incorporate. Add additional broth, 1/2 cup at a time, until all broth is incorporated. Add apple juice.
  • Increase heat to high. Heat soup to boiling, stirring occasionally. stir well and add half-and-half, whipping cream and bay leaf. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Do not let boil or soup may curdle.
  • Remove bay leaf. Add apple juice condentrate, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Gradually stir in cheese until completely melted and smooth, about 8 minutes.
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