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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!!

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And I love it.

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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??

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Brie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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.

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Brie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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!

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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.

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Brie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

And when in doubt, just add more cheese. That never fails either.

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Brie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 911 kcal

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Ingredients

Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Brie

Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble

Instructions

To make the Crumble

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Working on a greased cookie sheet or pyrex dish, add the oats, pecans, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the softened butter and use your fingers to crumble it into the oats mixture until everything is moist and the butter is evenly distributed. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking, until crisp is golden brown and smells amazing. I like to serve this warm, so I make it while the soup simmers.

To make the Soup

  • Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onions and a pinch of brown sugar. Season with a little salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. At this point, slowly add in the apple cider, let it cook into the onions, add more and continue to cook. Do this until the onions are caramelized. Add the apples and thyme to the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring, until softened, 8 minutes. Add in any remaining apple cider, the beer, chicken broth and cayenne. Bring to a simmer and cook 5-10 minutes or until the apples are tender. (This is when I bake the crumble)
  • Meanwhile, whisk the flour into the milk until smooth. Set aside.
  • Once the apples are soft, puree the soup until chunky smooth or completely smooth (whatever you like). Return the soup to the stove and bring to a low bowl. Whisk in the milk mixture and boil until the soup thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheddar cheddar cheese and brie until melted and smooth. Simmer the soup 5 minutes or until ready to serve.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the cinnamon pecan crumble. Plus maybe some extra cheese too!! Happy slurping!
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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.

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  1. Is there anything I could substitute the beer for? My family isn’t comfortable including it in the recipe, but I want to make this soup as it sounds amazing! Any recommendations?

    1. Hey Abbey,
      Sparkling cider would work well in place of the beer. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I love this soup! I made this twice. Both times I used a Guinness. I think a common mistake might be people trying to use IPA’s rather than Stouts. Another thing I find helps is to really make sure you give the apples the time they need to soften. Great recipe!

    1. Hey Daniel,
      Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Marta,
      Yes:) All of my recipes are available in grams, simply click the “metric” button right below the list of ingredients. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  3. This soups just screams autumn and autumn is everything that I love. Do I really need to say how much I love this soup?

  4. 2 stars
    Hey! I tried this soup— the store had no pumpkin beer soup so we had to use what was at hand— “Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale.” To anyone thinking of making this soup, I found it doesn’t substitute well with regular beer when the pumpkin beer sells out. I found that the soup had an overwhelming sense of “hot beer,” and if you have an odd measurement of beer in a can, LESS is more! The Pale Ale was actually quite disgusting, and we drank the soup leaving an acidic feeling at the back of our throats, and it was a far cry from complimentary to the cheese. After that attempt I am not craving more of this soup, but for those of you who find the pumpkin beer sold out at the store— wait until next year, instead of substituting it for a regular can.

    1. Hi Emily! I am so sorry this did not work for you. I hope you are able to try this again and enjoy it with some pumpkin beer. I would love to help in anyway I can! xTieghan

    1. Hi Ashlee! I am sorry to hear that. Is there anything that went wrong while making this? Or anything I can help with? xTieghan

  5. 4 stars
    This soup is super flavorful! I’ve loved all your recipes I’ve tried so far! The only issue I had with this recipe was the brie cheese did not melt and I ended up straining it after letting it simmer for an additional 20 mins. Any suggestions?

    Chrissy

    1. Hey Chrissy,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, I am sorry you had issues with the brie. Did you adjust the recipe at all? Also, did you remove the rind from the brie, this is key:) I hope this helps for next time, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jenn! The leftovers freeze nicely for up to 4 months. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    This was the recipe that led me to your blog! It is one of my all-time favorites, although I keep finding inspiration from you! Because my husband and I are not beer drinkers and rarely have it on hand, I have found hard cider to be a worthy substitute! Thank you for sharing your kitchen and recipes!

    1. Wow yes! I am so glad you have been enjoying this one Andrea! Thank you and I hope you continue to enjoy my recipes! xTieghan

  7. This recipe sounds incredible. Quick question and don’t tease me (too much). I was wondering how much beer flavour this actually has? I’m one of the few ppl on this planet that doesn’t actually care for beer but I really want to give this soup a go!

    1. Hi Tammy! The beer flavor doesn’t shine through all too much, but if you are worried about it you can use chicken or vegetable. That is great too! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. HI! The spoon is a vintage store find. So sorry, I do not have a link. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  8. Sorry if someone already asked this – but what can you substitute for the beer to serve it to an alcohol free person?

    1. Hi Maggie! I recommend using about 1 1/2s cups of low sodium chicken or vegetable broth OR for more flavor, apple cider! Either of these will be great. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. HI Fran! Yes, this soup freezes well. Just make sure to leave the topping off and add that before serving. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. Hey Karen! Yes, this can be frozen, Just gently reheat on the stove. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan