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So where I am, it is totally soup season. This Brie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble is seriously the best!!
And I love it.
Although, I actually heard the temps in Ohio where a little chilly over the weekend too. So does that mean the rest of you guys are catching some colder temps as well?? I am kind of hoping so because I am really excited about soups this fall.
I have so many many on my list of must makes, but I swear you guys, there is just not enough time. I was thinking the other day how nice it would be just to have a pause button. Ideally I would just pause life a little while so I could soak everything up and not let it pass by before my eyes, like it does everyday. It’s actually a little scary how fast things go. I know that everyone says this, but honestly as I get older it just becomes more and more clear. Enjoy life now, do what you love and try to slow down a little.
I am doing what I love, but the whole slowing down thing?? Yeah, I do not think that is possible for me. But I am young, so slowing down can come later in life, like it naturally should – right??
Umm, but SOUPS!!! Let’s talk soups.
Especially this one. It’s the perfect soup for mid September. Not too heavy, but still just cozy enough. Does that make sense? Probably not, but I’m going to go with it anyway.
I have been dreaming of this Brie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup for a while now. Ever since last fall, I have loved the combo of apples and cheddar. I think the two are the perfect match. It’s something about the tart apples with the sharp cheddar cheese, they are just so good together.
Some of you may think I am crazy, but just give it a try. You don’t really taste apples, more just their sweetness. It’s kind of hard to explain, so just try it. If you like apples, cheddar and soup, than I am almost positive you will love this.
Also, if you use honeycrisp nothing can go wrong. They are SO flippin good right now. I think I have like three a day. Yep, not one, or two, but three. I love them!
Then there is the cinnamon, pecan and oat crumble?
I know that this may seem totally out there, putting a crumble on top of soup, maybe even way out there. But if you haven’t noticed, sometimes I like to do that. Sometimes my way out there ideas just turn out bad, and the recipe never gets seen. But sometimes, they just turn out soo good and I cannot wait to tell you about them!
Clearly this is one of those times.
I had a ton of doubts about the cinnamon topping though. So much so that it actually made me second guess the whole soup. I even made a whole second topping for the soup, took hours contemplating what to do and in the end it was the cinnamon pecan crumble that won by a long shot. I always knew that’s what I wanted to do, but all my second guessing. UGH. When will that ever stop??
Going with your gut is always the best opinion. Never stray from your gut feeling and I truly believe you will be golden. Go with the gut.
And when in doubt, just add more cheese. That never fails either.
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And yes, it is cold enough here in the mornings and at night that a sweater, scarf and boots are a must.
How many servings does this make?
This will serve 4 as a main, 6 as a side. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much and happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan
I love this soup! Its definitely my new favorite. I’ve made it several times but last time I tried a beer called “Dagon’s milk” (I know it sounds weird) but its brewed in used bourbon barrels and it took this soup to a whole new level of amazing.
I am so glad you love this soup, Casey! And that sounds amazing in this. I really want to try that!
First, why do people “review” a recipe without even making it? There’s nothing more frustrating than scrolling through a bunch of reviews that say “I’m GOING TO make this” or “This looks good”. Uggh!
Back to this soup. Wow, talk about a new fall favorite! As I read through the recipe, it sounded pretty sweet, especially with the topping, so I doubled (or tripled) the cayenne – a few really generous shakes. Gave the soup a tiny amount of spice, that was perfectly offset by the oatmeal crumble topping. The brie made this incredibly smooth, creamy, and luxurious. My daughter went back for seconds, then thirds! This is the bomb!
I am so glad you loved this soup, Randy! Thank you so much for making it!
Hi! I’ve made this soup several times, it’s my favorite! But I have a question: are you supposed to peel the apples or no?
Hey Caitlin! I do not like to peel my apples and love the texture and flavor from the apple skin. Please let me know if you have any other questions. So glad you love this recipe! Thanks! xTieghan
I would LOVE to make this! Is there any way to substitute the whole milk for a non dairy option?
Hey Jenny, I recommend using canned coconut milk in place of the milk. Please let me know if you have other questions. I hope you love this recipe! thanks so much! xTieghan
Hi, this soup looks amazing, would it be ok to freeze it?
HI! I have not frozen this personally, but I am sure it would freeze just fine. I would think it would freeze up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan
I HAVE to find that flatware set! Where did your get those?!
PS the recipe sounds amazzziiinngggg
Hey Chris! Sadly the flatware came from a vintage store so I don’t have a link for you. So wish I could help! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan
Have made this several times; always delicious!
Thank you for your creativity!
Kathy A. 🙂
Thank you Kathy!
This soup looks deliciously!!
Can I make it one day ahead and then reheat?
Yes, that works great. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
Ten minute prep time? That’s misleading considering all the chopping of ingredients.
Sorry, that is a typo. Recipe is all fixed. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s ? ?
What can you substitute for the beer.
I recommend using chicken broth. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ?
Sounds wonderful. Can I substitute corn starch for flour in thyme soup? What could I substitute for the flout in the topping?
I think corn starch should be fine in the soup. For the topping, can you use a GF flour. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
To anyone having trouble with getting a smooth soup here are a few tips I wanted to share
1. Use quality cheeses! Lower quality cheeses will have more stabilizers in them and cause them to not melt evenly
2. Make sure your base is sufficiently hot enough and whisk in little bits at a time
Also, I thinned my soup out using an extra half cup of chicken broth – personal preference because a thinner soup is easier on my tummy, and it was still absolutely delicious! I also added a few dashes of Worcestershire because I love the flavor it adds to soups.
For the crumble, 15 minutes was perfect for me. I used my kitchen aid with the paddle attachment because i like how the butter gets crumbled and incorporated when using it.
Thanks for the yummy fall recipe!
Hi Shelby! Thank you for adding these tips for others!
I’m not sure if I did something wrong, or if this recipe needs tweaking. I followed the directions exactly, but it took me 75 minutes to make this soup. The topping was completely blackened at 25 minutes and I had to throw it away. The soup was gritty and greasy, even after blending, and just not very good, after all that work. The cheese never really melted all the way and it seemed like too much. I spent 20 minutes caramelizing the onions and I couldn’t even taste them. I was very disappointed. It seemed like it was going to be so good.
Hi Lisa, I am so sorry for the trouble. Unfortunately, it is very hard to say what went wrong without know how the soup was made. Again, so sorry for the trouble. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you. Tieghan