Chilled apple and carrot soup, Part I

Once again, we have too many apples (Is it possible?), so we looked up another recipe from the Savor book.

Mixing the apples to make apple juice

We decided, because of the weather, to make Chilled Apple and Carrot Soup. We had most of the ingredients, and those we didn’t have, that we didn’t get, were just those for the garnish, which we weren’t too worried about.

Two things the recipe called for were apple sauce and apple juice, both of which I figured I could make. Well, I had made the apple sauce the week before, so didn’t have to buy that, and we had made apple juice by accident before, so figured it wouldn’t be to hard to make on purpose.

I found the best way to get it to work in the blender was to first grind it up int he the mini-food processor. That worked ok, but seemed to be an extra step, and I would get frustrated, and try to make it go faster, which it didn’t want to do.

cutting up carrots

Meanwhile, Cartoonist was cutting up the other ingredients.. She cut up the 4 apples, and the 3 large carrots, and the 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest (which was about one lemon) and the juice of the lemon, while I was still grinding up the apples.  Once I had the apple juice sort of ready, we added it all together to simmer.

The sachet in the pot

We had gone to the store to buy clove and stick of cinnamon for the sachet, but hadn’t thought what I would put it in. I had not bought cheese clothe. So I took a napkin, and tied it up in that, and that seemed to work just fine. I have never used a sachet before, but liked how it gave a nice flavor to the mixture, without having to fish it out when it was all done.

Cartoonist kept worrying that the clothe was going to catch fire. I told her it wouldn’t, and it didn’t.

Once everything was cooked, we were thinking it would be all done, but no, there was going to be more to making this soup.

Here is what the recipe was:

  • 5 apples, peels and cored and cubed
  • 3 large carrots, peeled, and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest.
  • 2 cups of apple juice
  • 1/2 cup of apple sauce

The sachet had

  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 1 close
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
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