Apple, parsnip & cheddar soup
A warming autumnal soup with indulgent melting cheddar cheese.
- Prepare15 mins
- Cook30 mins
- Total time45 mins
- 20g unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 onions, sliced
- 500g parsnips, roughly chopped
- 2 apples, roughly chopped
- ½ tsp sweet smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
- 500ml fresh vegetable stock
- 250ml whole milk
- 150g Essential mature cheddar
- 3 tbsp creme fraiche
- 1/2 x 25g pack chives
Put a large saucepan on a medium heat and add the butter and olive oil. Add the onions with a pinch of salt and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften and colour. Add the chopped parsnips, apples and paprika and fry for 2 minutes, then add the stock and 250ml water. Bring to the boil, season, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until everything is tender to the point of a knife. Take off the heat, stir in the milk, then blend with a stick blender (or in a jug blender) until smooth and creamy, adding more milk if you like.
Chop the cheddar into small cubes and divide between 4 serving bowls. Ladle in the soup. Swirl in a little crème fraîche, add a little more black pepper and paprika, and snip over the chives. Stir before eating, so you enjoy the melting cheese with every spoonful.
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