Sweet Potato, Apple & Chipotle Soup

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Sweet Potato, Apple & Chipotle Soup

To add a little crunch, top the soup with crumbled tortilla chips, croutons, toasted chopped pecans or a dollop of yogurt and chopped fresh cilantro.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Servings 12 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 cup celery thinly sliced widthwise (the short way)
  • 5 cups sweet potatoes peeled, thinly sliced widthwise
  • 2 cups apples chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice

Instructions
 

  • Warm the oil in a soup pot on high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the celery, sweet potatoes, apples, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, vegetable broth, water, salt, cinnamon, and black pepper.
  • Cover and bring to a boil, then lower the heat, and simmer gently until the sweet potatoes and apples are soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Add the apple juice to the pot and puree the soup in a blender in batches until smooth and creamy. Blend in more chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and/or black pepper, to suit your taste.
Keyword apple, chipotle, soup, sweet potato

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