I love the combination of tart and sweet in this satisfying soup. It’s a great brunch option and also makes an excellent first course. Green apples work best in this soup as the flavor is strong without being overpowering. Experiment with different cheeses to change up the flavour. Smoked Gouda or Swiss cheese will provide a deeper flavor.
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat and add the onions, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Add the apples and continue to cook for 5 minutes longer. Next add the flour and cook for approx one minute. Add broth and apple juice and bring to a boil. Using a hand blender or processor, puree the soup until creamy. Next add the cheese and stir until melted. Ladle into bowls and garnish with additional cheese, apple and sprinkle with paprika.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 large green apple, peeled and diced (plus extra diced apple for garnish)
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Sprinkle of paprika for garnish
About Theresa Toth, Easy Peasy Eats
I have been cooking almost my entire life. My passion for food and feeding people has always had a special place in my life and in my twenties I combined my two loves—entertaining and cooking—into a successful catering business. Becoming a parent presented me with the challenge of creating new ways to provide the meals my family deserved with the limited time I had in the kitchen. I started developing new recipes that were much less time consuming but still delicious and nutritious. That’s how Easy Peasy Eats was born!