Monday, July 19, 2010

Apple Cheddar Soup


1/2 cup finely chopped oinion
1 tbsp butter
2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups apple cider
1 tsp fresh snipped thyme or 1/2 tsp crushed dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
Dash cayenne pepper
1 medium cooking apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp all purpose flour
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (~ 1 cup)


fresh apple slices
green peppercorns


1. In large saucepan, cook oinion in hot butter over medium heat until tender.

2. Stir in potatoes, cider, thyme, salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 mins.

3. Add chopped apple. Cover and simmer for 5 mins or until potatoes are tender.

4. In a small bowl, combine milk and flour; stir into soup. Cook and stir until bubbly.

5. Slowly add cheese, wisking until cheese is melted.

6. Divide into serving dishes and garnish with apple slices and peppercorns.


All three kids liked it, but Emali complained an hour later than she was hungry again. So, it was good, but not filling.