Majestic Red Prince Apple Soup

Majestic Red Prince Apple Soup

Majestic Red Prince Apple Soup This surprisingly hearty soup is just what the doctor ordered on a cold and blustery day – move over chicken noodle! Although the consistency suggests it could be high in calories, it is surprisingly low cal and gluten free. Made with few ingredients, the intense flavour comes from roasting the apples to caramelize them, which creates a smooth and luscious finish on the palate. For those not watching their waistline, a dollop of Mascarpone and toasted walnuts takes this soup to another dimension that will have you begging for more.   Ingredients:   6 – Large Red Prince Apples 1 tsp (5 mL) –  Kosher salt 2 tbsp (30 mL) – Unsalted butter 3 – Large shallots, minced [approx. ½ cup] (125 mL) ¼  cup (50 mL) – Dry cooking sherry 4 cups (1 Litre) – Vegetable stock 1 tbsp (15 mL) – Fresh minced thyme   Garnish (optional): ½ cup (125 mL) – Mascarpone cheese ½ cup (125 mL) – Chopped toasted walnut pieces   PER SERVING: 256 calories, 14 g fat, 9 g sat. fat, 0.5 g trans fat, 953 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre, 3 g sugar, 40 g protein.   Method: Makes 6-8 servings   Preheat oven to 350° F. (175° C) Wash and dry apples. Half and core [with a melon baler or small spoon] and place skin side down in a greased baking dish and sprinkle with ½ tsp (2.5ml) of salt. Roast on the middle rack in oven for 1 ½ hours, until you see apple juice caramelized in the bottom of the pan. Remove from...