This is a simple and delicious soup with new flavors. Garnish with some yogurt or cream and maybe some fresh ginger.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the skillet until they begin to brown; add the apple, carrot, basil, and thyme; reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the vegetable stock, tomatoes, and tomato paste; season with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil; cover and cook at least 20 minutes, stirring frequently to keep the soup from burning on the bottom.

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  • Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 17g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 12.2mg; sodium 532.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2009
Not bad! As much as I LOVE tomatoes I generally don't care for tomato-based soups but the thought of apples sounded fun so I thought I'd try this. I used a Granny Smith. I ended up adding the whole apple extra carrots & only 1/2 of the tomatoes. I also like a bit of crunch in my veggies (and fruits in this case!) so I left out some of the carrots & apples until just before pouring everying in the blender. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2010
Just okay. I thought the apple flavour would be more evident. In the end it just seemed like more work for a soup that was just okay. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2009
Not bad! As much as I LOVE tomatoes I generally don't care for tomato-based soups but the thought of apples sounded fun so I thought I'd try this. I used a Granny Smith. I ended up adding the whole apple extra carrots & only 1/2 of the tomatoes. I also like a bit of crunch in my veggies (and fruits in this case!) so I left out some of the carrots & apples until just before pouring everying in the blender. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2009
The flavors were delicious! I think the apple added a nice sweetness to the soup. The pureed texture was not my favorite. My husband gave it a 3 based on the texture. It is a "refined" soup so to speak. My 9 month old and 2 1/2 year old loved it! I knew going into it that chunks would be nice but I wanted an easy meal to feed my little boys. It worked out nicely and I would definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
Delicious! I used water instead of vegetable broth and topped with mozzarella cheese. We had no leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
Really really good! For the people who are complaining about the texture being over-blended just don't blend it as much or reserve some chunks to add in later. I have a stick mixer and this really was no work at all. I served ours with the Crusty French Bread recipe by Deanna and it was delicious. The only thing I did was use the whole apple triple the basil (fresh) and top with crumbled cotija cheese. Thanks for the great soup idea! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2010
Just okay. I thought the apple flavour would be more evident. In the end it just seemed like more work for a soup that was just okay. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2014
I used chicken stock and a whole apple. I love how the carrots and apple enhance the tomato flavor. This went together very quickly and made an excellent warm lunch on a cold blustery day. I did garnish with a bit of grated Montery Jack which worked well. This will be a repeat feature on our winter menu. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2013
This needs more apples. As it is there is not a taste of the apples in the soup which I would have liked. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2017
I followed the original recipe with these exceptions. I used an entire apple 4 oz can of tomato paste and chose to not blend ingredients. About 20 minutes prior to serving I added 1/4 cup of cream sherry. The soup was thick chunky and delicious. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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