Hot Apple Soup

Filed under: Fruits - Apples, Soups & Stews, Special Diets - Fat-Free, Vegetarian.

This hot soup is delicious and warming on a cool autumn day! Developed initially by former innkeeper Margaret Perry, I have made some minor adjustments to the recipe. Serve it in wide, shallow soup bowls as a first course before a hearty breakfast.

1 lb. apples, peeled, cored and sliced: Note - I like to use a mix of locally-grown sweet and tart apples, as the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is known for its apple harvest!
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. lemon rind
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar (approximately I usually use less if I have sweeter apples)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Vanilla yogurt for garnish

Place all ingredients except yogurt in saucepan and simmer until the apples are mushy. Puree in blender at low speed. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot.
Garnish with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4 - 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 - 45 minutes

Other recipes by Thomas Shepherd Inn:
Individual Dessert Trifle

Recipe Provided By:
Thomas Shepherd Inn
Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherdstown Bed and Breakfast Inns