Apple-Cheddar Soup

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 tsp. snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium cooking apple, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • Fresh apple slices
  • Green Peppercorns

Directions

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

2. Divide soup among serving dishes; top with apple slices and peppercorns. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings