Apple, Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe
Apple, Potato and Cheddar Soup
Flavors of Washington
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: About 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 5 cups chicken stock
- 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

- Diced unpeeled apple (optional)
- 1 tsp. salted butter
  1. In large saucepan, heat oil. Add apples, potato, celery, onion, and thyme. Sauté 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in wine and simmer 2 minutes; add stock and simmer 45 minutes.
  3. In blender or food processor, puree soup mixture. Return to saucepan; over very low heat, stir in cheese, cream, nutmeg, and pepper. Cook just until heated through--do not boil or cheese will curdle.
  4. Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish, if desired, diced apples.
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