6 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 3

This is a unique and delicious way to use a few extra apples. With a loaf of fresh bread and a side salad, this soup makes a wonderful fall meal for family and friends.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a stockpot over medium heat; saute onion until tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle flour and mustard powder over onion and stir to coat. Cook and stir onion mixture until flour and mustard have dissolved, 1 to 2 more minutes.

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  • Stir chicken stock into onion mixture until well-blended; add 3/4 the apples. Cover the stockpot with a lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer until soup is thickened and apple is tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir Cheddar cheese into soup, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and soup is a silky texture, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Blend soup using a hand blender or transfer soup to a blender, working in batches, until soup is smooth. Stir hot sauce and black pepper into soup. Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with remaining 1/4 chopped apple.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute apple cider for up to 2 cups of chicken stock.

Try to get a good quality sharp cheese. Cabot(R) makes a sharp Cheddar that works well.

Any tangy apple can be substituted for Granny Smith.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; 25.5 g total fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 974 mg sodium. 21 g carbohydrates; 16.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
Followed the recipe to the letter tasted and thought the flavor was just a little weak and wanted the texture a little thicker. I added more cheese a little salt and thickened with additional flour (all may just be personal preference). This has a nice cheesy flavor but then that layer of apple flavor follows and finally a little zing from the dash of the hot sauce is in the background. This would be a nice to serve as an appetizer soup for Thanksgiving. chrisdwilliams we enjoyed your recipe it's a keeper!
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2014
We all liked this (2 adults 1 toddler). I think probably the apples should be cooked separately so that you can mix the cheese into the roux rather than melting it into the hot liquidy soup. I didn't do that this time and regret it because the texture wasn't what I think it could be. Tasted fine though if a bit thinner than I'd like. I think I'd cut back on some of the liquid in the future to thicken it up a bit. Served it with crusty rolls and sides of roasted broccoli (which tasted great as a soup topper too!) Thanks for sharing!
(1)
6 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
Followed the recipe to the letter tasted and thought the flavor was just a little weak and wanted the texture a little thicker. I added more cheese a little salt and thickened with additional flour (all may just be personal preference). This has a nice cheesy flavor but then that layer of apple flavor follows and finally a little zing from the dash of the hot sauce is in the background. This would be a nice to serve as an appetizer soup for Thanksgiving. chrisdwilliams we enjoyed your recipe it's a keeper!
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2014
We all liked this (2 adults 1 toddler). I think probably the apples should be cooked separately so that you can mix the cheese into the roux rather than melting it into the hot liquidy soup. I didn't do that this time and regret it because the texture wasn't what I think it could be. Tasted fine though if a bit thinner than I'd like. I think I'd cut back on some of the liquid in the future to thicken it up a bit. Served it with crusty rolls and sides of roasted broccoli (which tasted great as a soup topper too!) Thanks for sharing!
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2016
I had some organic Gala apples that were getting old and an 8-ounce package of cheddar cheese slices so I made this soup and thought it was a bit bland so I added a pinch of caraway seed and of celery seed -- so delicious! So happy for this great new recipe!
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2017
I saw this Apple and Cheddar Soup referenced in a novel so I thought I would try to make some. This recipe is easy. I had no dry mustard so I substituted 2 tsp. of prepared Dijon mustard. I thought it needed a little something so I garnished the soup with crisp bacon. That gave it some saltiness an texture. It was well received by my family.