Apple and Cheddar Cheese Soup

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“I found this recipe on the net a few years ago. It reminds me of a soup I had when living in Harvard, Mass. Serve with a salad, hot bread and butter-and white wine!”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Tie the first 4 ingredients together ina spice bag-set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the ham and veggies, saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the apples and cover for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Add the port and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the stock and herb bag, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove spice bag.
  8. Meanwhile fry bacon and set aside.
  9. Mix together in a small bowl the butter-at room temp-and the flour.
  10. Whisk into the soup.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  12. Add the Cheese, stirring constantly until melted.
  13. Using a hand held blender"smooth" the soup.
  14. Taste and adjust with salt if needed.
  15. Offer crumbled bacon and chives at the table, for garnish.

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