Apple, Potato and Cheddar Soup

Apple, Potato and Cheddar Soup

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 398,

Protein: 18g,

Fat: 29g,

Carbohydrates: 17g,

Fiber: 2g,

Sodium: 848mg,

Cholesterol: 81mg

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 broth
4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Diced unpeeled apple (optional)

1. In large sauce pot heat oil. Add apples, potato, celery, onion, and thyme. Saute 10 minutes. Stir in wine and simmer 2 minutes: Add broth and simmer 45 minutes.

2. In blender or food processor, puree soup mixture. Return to sauce pot; over very low heat, stir in cheese, cream, nutmeg, and pepper. Cook just until heated through–do not boil or cheese will curdle. Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish, if desired, diced apples.