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Welcoming the chillier days ahead with this Brie and Cheddar Apple Beer Soup. It’s cozy, creamy, extra cheesy, and totally delicious. Cheesy beer soup made simply in one pot with pumpkin beer, sharp cheddar cheese, and creamy brie cheese. A little bit of apple adds a sweetness that pairs perfectly with all the cheese. It’s such a delicious autumn twist on a classic beer cheese soup…and so good!

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It might still be September, but October is just two days away. And with chillier temps arriving (we have potential snow on tonight and Thursday), it’s time for fall soup. I held out until the end of the month to share this recipe. But it’s one I’ve been excited about for a while now.

Do you guys remember those hard cider pretzels I made a few weeks ago? Well, I made them as an awesome game day snack. But, I also made them because I really, really wanted pretzels and cheesy soup.

If you’ve never dipped and dunked a soft pretzel into soup, I’m very excited to tell you all about it.

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The soup – here are the details

What I love about this recipe is just how easy it is, one pot and totally no fuss.

Simply cook down an onion and add some thyme and sage. Then add flour to thicken the soup up. Now add milk and broth, plus a touch of cider. Then just add your favorite beer (I love to use pumpkin)!

Next, throw in an apple. Yes, I know that may sound weird, but think of it like this, you love apples on a cheese board, right? Of course…well, this is the same thing. The apple balances the sharpness of the cheddar cheese. It is so good, promise!

Now simmer the soup until the apple is soft, then puree it. Next, add in the cheeses, both the cheddar and creamy brie. Stir until melted, then season it up with cayenne pepper.

Easy, EASY, but yet so delicious.

And also, very much like a broccoli cheddar soup, just minus the broccoli and plus an apple.

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Onto the pretzels

Not going to lie, there’s no better bread to pair with this soup than these pretzels. This is simply the best combination. They’re not technically part of the recipe, but this soup really is best enjoyed with soft pretzels on the side. They really complete the meal.

A with that, I’m going to leave you all to it. If your Wednesday night needs some warming soup, this should be it. I’m actually beyond excited to make this again today on Instagram stories, it’s the perfect fall soup.

Cannot wait!

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Looking for other fall soup recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

Creamy French Onion and Mushroom Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Zucchini Soup

Instant Pot Pesto Zuppa Toscana

Healthier Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Lastly, if you make this Brie and Cheddar Apple Beer Soup be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Brie and Cheddar Apple Beer Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 734 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Melt together the butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, thyme, and sage, cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, about 1 minute, gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Add the broth, beer, cider, apple, and a large pinch each of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until the apple is tender, about 10 minutes. 
    2. Remove the soup from the stove. Puree in a blender or use an immersion blender. 
    3. Return the soup to the stove and set over low heat. Stir in the cheddar cheese and brie until melted and creamy. Add the cayenne.
    4. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a little extra cheddar and fresh thyme. Enjoy…preferably with soft pretzels on the side.
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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! We used a gluten-free pumpkin ale instead of pumpkin beer, which seemed to work well. Also, since we like things a little spicier, we added more cayenne pepper, plus topped it with smoked paprika.

    Also, as in interesting add-in with the leftover soup, we added crumbled hard-boiled egg when reheating, which melded well with the flavors of the soup. We’ll definitely be making this again.

    1. Hey Louis,
      I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! 🎊🎈

  2. 3 stars
    I made this on Thanksgiving in the crockpot and unfortunately the Brie cheese did not melt all the way as some others have mentioned.

    1. Hi Melanie,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback. Sorry to hear about the brie! Did you leave all of the rind on? Let me know how I can help! xx

  3. 5 stars
    This soup was absolutely amazing and easy to make! I topped mine with French fried onions (it was a good move!) and served with sausage as a side. I used a Gourd Rocker Imperial Pumpkin Porter and added a full cup of apple cider to mine. 100% recommend this soup and I definitely will be making again.

    1. Hey Alissa,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review:)

  4. Hi!

    Do you think the consistency would be the same if you swapped out the milk for canned coconut milk? Milk just messes with my stomach.

    1. Hey Tanisha,
      Yes, that should work well for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  5. About to give this lovely sounding recipe a try and I’m surprised how hard of a time I’m finding to locate pumpkin beer. Suggested runner up options?

    1. Hey Christiana,
      Another beer that you enjoy will work well, I’ve used Pacifico and Modelo and those work just fine too! I hope you love this recipe! xT

    1. Hi Emily,
      Happy Monday! 👻 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Happy Halloween! 🎃

    1. Hey Melanie,
      Sure, I bet that will work well for you! I hope this recipe turns out tasty, let me know if you give it a try! xT

    1. Hey Laura,
      Sure, that will work well for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hi Heidi,
      Sure, that would work well for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  6. I’m not a fan of cooked apples. With that being said, do you think I’ll love this soup as much as I love all of your other recipes that I’ve tried, Tieghan?

    1. Hey Nancy,
      Lol I’m not sure! If you don’t like cooked apples, I would probably skip this one:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  7. Help! In the middle of making this soup and can’t get the brie to melt! Any thoughts or suggestions deeply appreciated! LOVE your recipes!!!! <3

    1. Hi Colleen,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try!! Did you cube the brie? Was it at room temp? If not, it probably just needs some time to warm through and melt. Let me know how it turns out! xT

  8. 1 star
    I was so excited to try this soup. I did swap out milk for almond milk and could only find Octoberfest beer and unfortunately we were not fans. I don’t know if those swaps messed it up but something was off.

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      So sorry to hear this recipe was not enjoyed. I’ve not made this with almond milk, but I’m sure it would alter the flavor slightly. Thanks for giving it a try! xT

  9. 5 stars
    This soup is so unbelievably tasty! Decided to make it for Soup Sunday. So easy and simple…..perfect for fall. I didn’t have soft pretzels but bought some pretzel rolls instead which were great. I loved the little hint of spice from the cayenne too. Thank you for the recipe Tieghan!

    1. Hey Katherine,
      Happy Monday!🎃 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a bunch for making it! xx

  10. 5 stars
    This soup is delicious! I haven’t made the pretzels yet, but plan that next. No hard cider on hand.
    Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Jane,
      Happy Monday!🎃 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a bunch for making it! xx