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Rating: 4.2 stars
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Great Thanksgiving or Christmas starter soup. Make it your own by adding a dash of nutmeg or other seasonal spice.

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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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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the sweet potatoes and apple on a greased baking sheet, and roast for about 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender. Cool, and peel sweet potatoes.

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  • Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, bay leaf, and carrot; saute until tender. Remove the bay leaf, and discard. Pour in the chicken broth, and add the sweet potato and apple. Puree in batches using a regular blender, or if possible use an immersible blender to puree while in the pot.

  • Return to the soup pot, and stir in the cream, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Heat through, but do not boil. Ladle into serving bowls, and garnish with crumbled cheese.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 43.7mg; sodium 143.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2007
Extremely tasty only reason it wasn't a five star was I found there was a little too much lemon flavor Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2011
I enjoyed this soup but I had a difficult time getting it to a soup-consistency and not having little carrot bits in it. I used a braeburn apple which may not have been tart enough. I used vegetable stock to keep it vegetarian and this worked fine. Since some reviews said there was too much lemon I mixed lemon juice with cranberry and this worked well. Also added some cinnamon! Read More
(7)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2007
Extremely tasty only reason it wasn't a five star was I found there was a little too much lemon flavor Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
I love this soup! For those that said you couldn't taste the apple I wonder which type of apples were used? I usually opt for tart green apples and find the flavour to be just present but not overpowering. I use slightly less broth (4 cups) to avoid having an overly watery soup and I always leave out the cream entirely - the soup is so yummy there's simply no need for it. I've made this soup a few times now and the only changes I made aside from those mentioned above is adding three small-medium carrots if they're on hand and putting goat cheese on top before eating. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2007
A great hearty soup but next time I would opt to omit the lemon: it was just a bit overpowering. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2007
Fantastic Fall soup! Rather than garnishing with goat cheese parsley is a nice alternative. To really spice it up add cinnamon! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2009
Yum! I changed a few things mainly due to ingredients I didn't have on hand. I had no chicken stock or cream so I used water and added 1 Tbsp of soy sauce to each cup of liquid (an allrecipes ingredient substitution suggestion). I used a few tablespoons of lemon juice and doubled the apple. I served it in Taste of Home's Bread Bowls (recipe available on allrecipes). We really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2011
I enjoyed this soup but I had a difficult time getting it to a soup-consistency and not having little carrot bits in it. I used a braeburn apple which may not have been tart enough. I used vegetable stock to keep it vegetarian and this worked fine. Since some reviews said there was too much lemon I mixed lemon juice with cranberry and this worked well. Also added some cinnamon! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
Everyone in my family LOVED this even my 8 month old. I used 3 apples cored and sliced with a corer before baking then they peeled easily. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2008
This is a great soup to serve in the autumn time it warms you right up! I love how simple it is and it has lots of great vitamins and nutrients. If the lemon is too much try a small lemon or perhaps less juice. The apple is awsome. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2010
My family and I didn't care for this at all. I followed the recipe exactly but it still was not something we cared for. I didn't even like it enough to try to play around with it to see if I could make it more suitable for us. Read More
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