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Nippy Apple Cheddar Soup

Ontario Apples and Cheddar cheese have always been a perfect match. Here’s a new twist, a steaming bowl of Apple Cheddar Soup, with just a hint of curry, it will surely hit the spot on a cool fall day.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes   Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 Ontario Apples, peeled and
    chopped, (about 4 cups/1 L)
  • 2 Ontario carrots, chopped
  • 1 Ontario onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp finely minced ginger
  • 1 tsp each of curry
    and dry mustard powder
  • 2 cups each of chicken broth
    and apple cider
  • Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated Ontario Old Cheddar

Preparation

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add apples, carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, curry and mustard powder. 
  • Sauté 5 to 7 minutes until onion begins to soften.
  • Add broth and apple cider, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are very tender. 
  • Using a food processor or blender, puree until smooth. 
  • Add salt and cayenne pepper to taste. 
  • Ladle soup into bowls. 
  • Sprinkle each serving with 1/4 cup (50 mL) Cheddar cheese.

Recipe provided by Foodland Ontario