Soup may not be on everyone’s must make list as soon as Fall rolls around, but apple recipes usually are. Combine the two by going with the classic sweet & savory pairing in this Roasted Apple & White Cheddar Soup. It’s a new way to throw all your favorite seasonal flavors into one perfect dish.
Last week officially kicked off Fall. Which means our ‘holiday’ traditions have officially begun.
Don’t mind us, we like to get in the ‘spirit’ of things early around here.
The leaves change, and we’re off. Although this year we had to go more by the calendar than the weather, since the weather missed the memo that it’s officially Fall, not Summer.
First up on our annual bucket list? The apple orchard. It’s a trek we all look forward to. Even our oldest still living at home took off of work, just so he could come on our family day trip.
He even planned ahead so that he could bring his longtime girlfriend. My child, or at least this particular child of mine, planning ahead? Miracles do exist!
I know most people go to and come home from the orchard with thoughts of warm apple pies fresh from the oven in their heads.
I know this from the more than once I’ve had to bring back a bushel, or several, for friends and family for just that reason.
Not this Mom, though. I mean, I appreciate them as much as the next person. I’ve even got a soft spot for my Grandma’s apple dumplings.
Considering my massive lack of a sweet tooth, at the top of my list of recipes to try were of a more savory & sweet blend.
Actually, I don’t totally lack a sweet tooth. I do crave a sugary sweet every now and then. The problem more accurately though, is that I only crave a bite or two– and then I’m done. I’m good, got my fill.
Which just isn’t very practical.
I’m not trying to force my way through an entire dessert just because I don’t want it to go to waste. Even my guys would be hard-pressed to finish an entire apple pie by themselves, even with multiple scoops of ice cream.
Back to that list I’d mentioned earlier, and not an apple pie in site.
It is #AppleWeek though y’all, so we’ll be bringing you the best savory and sweet recipes we found this year- that aren’t Granny’s apple pie, or anything in that vein.
First up? That’d be this dreamy Roasted Apple & White Cheddar Soup.
If you haven’t had a dish that pairs sweet apple and tart cheddar together before, you’re in for a real treat.
A creamy soup made with freshly roasted apples, hints of tangy aged white cheddar, and an inspired broth base infused with mustard and cider- Roasted Apple & White Cheddar Soup celebrates some of Fall’s best flavors.
Ladle out a bowlful of Fall, top it with crisp crumbled bacon, juicy chunks of tart apples, and even a drizzle of maple syrup if you’re so inclined.
It’s guaranteed to become a new seasonal favorite.
Roasted Apple & White Cheddar Soup
- 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 medium white onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp thyme leaves, chopped
- 2 cups chicken or ham broth
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 cup half & half
- 1 cup shredded aged white cheddar
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt & pepper, to taste
- On a large baking pan, toss together the apples, oil, salt & pepper. Roast them at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or just until slightly golden brown.
- Add the onion to a dutch oven, or other large soup pot. Saute over medium heat, just until tender- about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme, and cook for a minute to allow them to release their fragrance.
- Stir in the apples, broth, and cider and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Stir in the milk, cheese, and mustard until the cheese has completely melted and incorporated. Salt & pepper the soup, to taste.
- Use an immersion blender, or an actual blender (just be careful of the steam building up), and completely puree the soup. Ladle into bowls and serve, topped with crumbled bacon, tart chunks of apple, and the optional drizzle of maple syrup.
Let’s see what else everyone’s brought to the table today:
Apple Almond Butter Manchego Grilled Cheese from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Apple Almond Chicken Salad from Books n’ Cooks
Apple Bacon Jam from Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Cinnamon Rolls from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Apple Fritter Pie from Dad What’s 4 Dinner
Apple Nachos from Simple and Savory
Apple Pecan Chicken Salad from The Chef Next Door
Apple Turnovers from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Applesauce Cake with Soft Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting from Cooking With Carlee
Autumn Apple Sipper from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Bavarian Apple Oatmeal Streusel Cheesecake from All That’s Jas
Caramel Apple Cupcakes from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Grilled Apple Tossed Salad from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Mini Apple Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel Topping from Family Around the Table
Nutmeg Apple Conserve from Feeding Big
Red Cabbage with Apple from Palatable Pastime
Roasted Apple and White Cheddar Soup from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Sauerkraut & Sausage with Apples from House of Nash Eats
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