Updated: Dec 16, 2019
This savory apple soup for two gets body from Yukon Gold potatoes and a touch of heat from paprika. Float some cocktail shrimp or a mound of lump crabmeat in each bowl to make it a main course.
2 - med tart apple, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 - cup diced peeled potato
1 - ⅓ cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 - ¼ cup thinly sliced celery, plus leaves for garnish
1 - cup half and half
1 - tsp ground nutmeg
1 - pinch of paprika, preferably hot Hungarian
4 - cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 - ¼ teaspoon dried sage
3 - Tabs reduced-fat sour cream
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 - Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apple, potato, onion and celery cook, stirring often, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. 2 - Stir in salt, sage, paprika and pepper; cook for 30 seconds. Pour in broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, cover, and gently simmer until the potato is tender when pierced with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes.
3 - Transfer the soup to a large blender or food processor, add sour cream and process until smooth.
4 - Garnish with celery leaves and sprinkled with the nutmeg.
Degree of Difficulty: Very easy
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (14.6 Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. Amount Per Servin Calories 324.17
Calories From Fat (67%) 217.91
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17.64 g 27%
Saturated Fat 9.37 g 47%
Cholesterol 42.04 mg 14%
Sodium 775.26 mg 32%
Potassium 568.41 mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 34.07 g 11%
Fiber 1.31 g 5%
Sugar 13.64 g Protein 8.17 g 16%