I know it sounds weird. . . apples and lentils? But it's a delicious, light, and healthy soup. Serve this with some homemade bread, a salad, and it's a meal. This is a regular at our family table; I hope you like it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until hot; stir in onion and apples and cook and stir for 4 minutes. Stir flour into apple mixture; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

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  • Whisk chicken stock into apple mixture; bring soup to a boil. Stir lentils and celery seed into soup; return mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until apples are tender, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

One cup dry lentils can be substituted for canned lentils; cook until lentils are tender, adjusting cooking time as needed.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 17.7g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 736.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2015
Skipped the celery had none. Added hot pepper flakes to each individual bowl. Yum. Great soup for the cold winter nights in Wisconsin. Will make again for sure. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2015
Skipped the celery had none. Added hot pepper flakes to each individual bowl. Yum. Great soup for the cold winter nights in Wisconsin. Will make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2016
I found this soup a little bland as the recipe is written so I dished up individual bowls and tried out different spices. Hot pepper flakes as another reviewer suggested were excellent as were curry powder and a dash of cinnamon I also liked cumin. A little spice makes this a nice warming cold weather dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2019
This is a terrific soup. I added red pepper based on other recommendations. I also converted this to an Instant Pot recipe. I sauteed the apples and onions in the Instant Pot continued the recipe and then pressed the soup button. I think that translates to 30 minutes high pressure. Next time I will try it with 1 cup of uncooked lentils instead of precooked. I was not impressed with my first spoonful. I think I just didn t get the soup right away. By the 5th spoonful I thought it was delicious and I had a second bowl. Read More
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