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Apple Cheddar Squash Soup

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2010-12-01 Main Dish
5 28

This creamy homemade soup is packed with flavor from the apples, squash, potatoes, and onions. The addition of zesty cheddar and smoky bacon is perfect.

  • Servings: 8

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
2 Medium Apples, thinly sliced
1 Large White Potato, peeled and diced
1½ cups Butternut Squash, peeled and chopped
Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
½ tsp Dried Sage
2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
⅓ cup Apple Juice
4 cups Chicken Broth
1 cup Milk
8 slices Thinly Sliced Bacon Torn Into Bite Sized Pieces
2 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese Plus More, for garnish
Chopped Chives, for garnish
Crusty Bread, for serving, optional

Directions:

Melt butter in a large pot over medium low heat. Add the onion, apples, potatoes, and squash. Season with salt and pepper, then cook until the onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in the sage and flour. Add the apple juice and cook over high heat, stirring, until thickened. Add the broth and milk, cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the potato is soft, 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, add the bacon and cook until crisp, turning occasionally, 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Add the cheese to the soup and stir over medium low heat until melted. Puree in a blender in batches until smooth, then season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the bacon, more cheese and chives. Serve with bread, if desired