Apple-Fennel Soup


  • 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh fennel, chopped
  • 2 cups water – 1 can (14.5 ozs.) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • low-fat plain yogurt (optional)


  1. In a large pot, combine apples, carrots, onions, fennel, water, chicken broth, wine, bay leaf, thyme, and peppercorns; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Pour soup through a strainer set over a large bowl. Remove bay leaf.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree vegetable mixture until smooth. Add soup liquid and pulse unitl blended. Reheat soup, if necessary.
  4. To serve, top with dollops of yogurt, if desired.


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