Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 4: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

This soup is absolutely delicious.  Even the "texture weirdos" at your table should be satisfied by its creamy consistency.  The tang that the Granny Smith apples provide is amazing!

2 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" or smaller chunks
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
4 c. broth (I used chicken, but you could use vegetable to make this a vegetarian meal)
pinch of nutmeg

1.  Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.  Add the onion, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper and cook until tender. 
2.  Add sweet potatoes, apple, broth, and nutmeg.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until 'taters are tender. 

3.  Blend it all up!  I used my immersion blender so that I didn't have to dirty my standing blender.  (Be sure if you go this route, that your soup is deeper than the blades of your blender; otherwise, like me, you'll be wiping splattered sweet potato mixture out of your eyes and off of every surface in your entire kitchen.  Ah, well, you live and learn.)

We served this yummmmmy soup with salad, crusty bread, and "fancy cheese."  Be sure to eat your fancy cheese with your pinkies out, like we did!  ;) 

Thank you to Real Simple for inspiring this creation.

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