Apple,BaconandCheddar Soup

Apple,BaconandCheddar Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 6

    strips side bacon

  • 1

    cup each: chopped onion, celery carrot

  • 1

    tsp dried thyme

  • ½

    tsp each: salt and fresh cracked pepper

  • 2

    bay leaves

  • 4

    cups chopped peeled tart apples

  • 1

    cup apple cider

  • 6

    cups chicken or vegetable broth

  • 2

    cups grated old cheddar

Directions

In skillet, cook bacon over med high until cooked through, but not crips, about 7 minutes Break into pieces and set aside. Drain all but 2 Tbsp of fat from the pan. Return pan to medium high heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring often until onion is tender and golden, about 8 minutes. Stir in thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaves and apples; cook for 5 minutes Stir in cider and broth, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to boil, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves and blend with immersioin blender until smooth. Whisk in cheddar until well blended (may need to heat soup to incorporate cheese completely) Serve in warmed soup bowls topped with reserved bacon.


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