Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup With Cheese and Walnuts
William Brinson
Spiced with nutmeg, this cream-free soup of pureed sweet potatoes and apples makes a warm, comforting meal.

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Serves 4
preparation
10
minutes
cooking
40
minutes

Ingredients

2
tablespoons
olive oil
1
medium onion, chopped
kosher salt and black pepper
2
pounds
medium sweet potatoes (about 3), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3
apples (such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady), 1 peeled and chopped and 2 thinly sliced
2
cups
low-sodium vegetable broth
pinch ground nutmeg
1
cup
blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola or Stilton (4 ounces )
1/3
cup
walnuts
16
crackers or crostini

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, chopped apple, broth, nutmeg, and 1½ cups water. Bring to simmer and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Working in batches, transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth, adding more water if necessary to reach the desired consistency. (Alternatively, use a handheld immersion blender in the pot.)
  4. Serve the soup with the blue cheese, walnuts, crackers, and sliced apples.
Charlyne Mattox
December 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 514
  • Fat 22 g
  • Sat Fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Sodium 858 mg
  • Protein 12 g
  • Carbohydrate 71 g
  • Sugar 28 g
  • Fiber 11 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Calcium 232 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.