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This is so sweet it’s almost dessert….

Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist | @hbharvest

But then it’s not, and umm, so DELICIOUS!! It’s my new favorite soup recipe hands down. Like it’s honestly the BEST and I really have no other words to describe it. It’s simple, fast and practically effortless… and just so dang good! It’s the soup you literally cannot stop eating.

I am so excited about it – clearly.

Oh, and the cinnamon sugar twist?!?! I mean, just YES.

Sorry for the insane amount of excitement today. I know it’s Monday and all, but I feel like it’s just going to be a GOOD week. Last week was a little brutal for me, to say this least, but this week I am feeling the good (holiday) vibes. Plus, I maybe had one too many bowls of this soup last night and I may or may not be on my second…third cup of coffee for the morning.

SIDE NOTE: I think it’s pretty funny how I went from hating coffee to drinking it daily. If I am being honest, I can really only do one full cup of black coffee. If I have two, which I sometimes do, I get a bit of a headache from the caffeine….I am a total caffeine wimp.

But you guys, I feel like this soup is Monday morning, second week of November soup.

Wait, second week of November?!? Time – STOP!

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This Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup is yet another recipe in my Thanksgiving day menu, but I am begging you to make this soup way before Thanksgiving (it could be your trial run for the big day). Like you should probably make it tonight for a warm and cozy dinner that, wait for it, is actually kind of healthy! Yes, this soup does have cream, but other than the cream it’s loaded with all good things for us. Things like sweet potatoes, maple syrup, cinnamon and cayenne. You could even make it vegan by replacing the cream with full-fat canned coconut milk, which is actually better than cream in my personal opinion, but I love coconut milk!

When I first started out to make this soup, I was not fully sure how everyone would react to it. I mean, it is sweet, but sweet in such a good and still very savory way. I knew the second I tried this that everyone would LOVE it. Like I just knew there was no way we all could not love this soup.

There are zero pungent flavors like onions or garlic. It’s just sweet and creamy and cinnamony. Just like a classic sweet potato casserole, but in soup form. I actually think I like this soup better… there’s just something about this soup.

It’s special.

Which in turn makes it perfect for this extra special time of year.

Please excuse my cheesiness, I can’t help it. When the holidays are upon us, it just brings out the happy cheesy side of me.

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Alright, and now let me tell you about the unhealthy, but much-needed part of this recipe. The cheddar stuffed cinnamon sugar dusted puff pastry twist.

You see, in my head you simply cannot have soup without a really good carb for dipping. That carb could be a good piece of toasty buttered bread, grilled cheese, popcorn, pitas or umm, buttery baked puff pastry with cinnamon sugar and cheddar. I love all the options I listed, but let’s be honest, you know that anything involving puff pastry and cinnamon sugar is going to be a winner.

Two of the best things, right?!?


So you need to make these twists. They go really nicely with this soup and come on, you NEED a good dipper. This is a GOOD dipper. These cinnamon sugar covered twists are sweet and cheesy – perfect!

Trust me, make the twists. Make them to eat with this soup and then make them to serve for an easy holiday appetizer. And then eat the leftovers for lunch, because you can, and it’s the holidays and anything goes.

Love it.

Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist | @hbharvest

Also, on a completely random but good note, I wanted to check in about those videos I was doing last month. I am in the midst of planning some more super fun videos for you guys this December and wanted to know, do you like videos where you get to see me, talking my mouth off and rambling like shown here. OR would you prefer a more straight forward video that’s simply me and my hands making a recipe (so no talking, just a simple recipe video) like shown here.

I would love some feedback, so I can make you guys the videos you really want to see! 🙂

Oh, and if this soup had a video to it, you’d probably be watching me take spoonful after spoonful, cause it’s that good and I have ZERO self-control around this soup. Some may think this is embarrassing, but you just wait until you try it, then you’ll understand.

Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist | @hbharvest

Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist | @hbharvest

Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 2048 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes and bake for 1 hour or until soft and tender. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, slice them in half and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, add the maple syrup and cinnamon to a large soup pot, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer, simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the maple has thickened and reduced to a syrup. Be careful not to let it get too thick, you just want it to thicken to a honey consistency.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel away the skins and add the orange flesh to the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender. Add 1 cup of broth and puree until smooth. Slowly stir the sweet potato mixture into the thickened maple syrup. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups broth, the apple cider, thyme, nutmeg, cayenne and a pinch of salt + pepper. Cook over medium heat until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Stir in the bourbon (if using) and cream. Continue to cook another 5 minutes minutes and then add the cheese + butter, cook until the cheese is melted and the soup is silky smooth. If the soup seems too thick, add more broth to thin. Keep over low heat until ready to serve.

Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Add sugar and cinnamon to small bowl and mix to combine.
  • Open one sheet of puff pastry on cutting board. Brush surface lightly with the melted butter. Sprinkle surface generously with cinnamon sugar, leaving some for sprinkling on just before baking.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese to evenly cover entire surface. Use your hands and press cheese into puff pastry to adhere. Cut puff pastry into long 1/2-inch-wide strips. Gently twist each strip several times. Repeat with remaining puff pastry strips until everything has been used. Place finished twists on prepared baking sheets. Brush twist with melted butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes or until puff pastry is golden. Be careful not to over bake. Serve with the warm soup.


*The soup can be made up to two days in advance and stored in the fridge. Simmer over low heat until warmed through to serve.
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Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist | @hbharvest

Kind of like Monday medicine, right?!?! Take an extra dose helping. Mmm, k?!?

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    1. Hey Mike,
      Happy Saturday!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe and your comment! So glad to hear it was enjoyed:)

  1. 5 stars
    This soup is DELICIOUS!!!! I tried the twists but it didn’t work out. I think my puff pastry may have been too warm.

    1. Hey Cindy,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it was a winner! xT

  2. 4 stars
    Per usual, I didn’t have all of the ingredients and I had people at home who weren’t so sure about some of the ingredients. So I mixed it up a bit. I used pre peeled and chopped sweet potatoes and roasted them at 400 F until they were soft. I didn’t have apple cider so I used about a 1/2 cup of applesauce and chicken broth to blend the potatoes. I ran out of cheddar cheese so didn’t use any in the soup. I think gorgonzola might be a great cheese in this soup. I used a tad of bourbon in the bottom of the bowl for people who wanted it. Just gave it a good stir when serving. For texture, I topped the soup with diced apples and (canned) fried onions. I made a two batches of twists – one per the recipe and one with cranberry goat cheese. Both were good for their own reasons. I do think the oven should be hotter to cook the twists as at 350 and 16+ minutes, they still weren’t done. Two of us loved the soup; two of us were luke warm! Can’t please all of the people all the time!

    1. Hey Joyce,
      Happy Monday!❄️🎄 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  3. 5 stars
    My family and i thought this soup was delicious. Made soup just as recipe was written. i did not have any puff pastry so i did not make the twists, but will next time i make the soup. Thank you for another loved recipe!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Yes, that would work well! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  4. Just a note from reading others comments, why would people use Apple cider VINEGAR?? It doesn’t say vinegar, it says APPLE CIDER. That’s spiced apple juice. Sheesh, you shouldn’t have to amend the original recipe to make an actual note about it not being vinegar, but you may have to ?

  5. 5 stars
    I never leave comments on recipes, in fact this is the only one I have ever left. This soup is ridiculous. In the best possible way. Like Seinfeld Soup Nazi ridiculous. I’m a soup girl, I could live on soups and eggs for every meal. This one is seriously top notch. Only issue is that it does not pair well with eggs, hahah! I’ll have to pair it with some ham for protein. Thanks so much for posting this recipe, I’m as excited about it as you were!