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

It's the perfect soup for mid September. Not too heavy, but still just cozy enough
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar
Calories: 709kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Brie

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup apple cider
  • 2 small Honeycrisp apples or 1 large, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 (12 ounce) beer I used pumpkin beer
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces brie rind removed + cubed

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!

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 709kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 308mg | Iron: 2.4mg