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Posted to Thread #16577 at 11:38 am on Oct 24, 2009

Apple Onion and Cheddar Soup
by Marjorie Druker
Chef/Co-Owner, New England Soup Factory

This soup is perfect for a Sunday open-house party during the
cool fall months. It incorporates apples and cheese, which are
also an old-fashioned combination for a pie in New England.
The soup builds contrasting layers of sweetness, starting with
the apple cider in the stock. Into that go the onions, sautéed
slowly until they are perfectly browned and sweet. Green apples
add tartness.
Makes 12 servings

3 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 large Spanish onions, peeled and thinly sliced
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
6 cups chicken stock
2 cups apple cider
2 tsp. caraway seeds
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. Calvados (apple brandy)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a stockpot melt the butter over medium heat. Add the
garlic and onions. Sauté for 25 minutes, or until the onions
are soft and golden. Add the sliced apples and sauté an ad-
ditional 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock, apple cider, car-
away seeds, and thyme. Bring to a boil over medium-high
heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pot, and sim-
mer for 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove the pot from the stove. Add the cream, cheddar
cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheeses melt
completely. Add the Calvados and season with salt and pep-
per. Return to the stove and simmer an additional
3 minutes.
Recipe reprinted from

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