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Beet and Apple Soup with Horseradish Cream

Makes: 6 to 8 servings Yield: 6 to 8 side-dish servings
Start to Finish 50 mins
Beet and Apple Soup with Horseradish Cream
  • 10  medium  beets (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1  medium  sweet onion, chopped
  • 1  medium  potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1  small  cooking apple, such as Granny Smith or Gala, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 3 14 1/2 ounce cans  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
  • 2  tablespoons  dry sherry or white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 8  ounce carton  sour cream
  • 2  tablespoons  prepared horseradish
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1  recipe  Skillet Beets (optional)

1. Peel eight of the beets* and cut each into 1-inch pieces. (Reserve remaining two beets to make Skillet Beets.) In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine the chopped beets, onion, potato, apple, and broth; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 25 to 30 minutes or until tender. Cool about 5 minutes.

2. Transfer soup, half at a time, to a food processor. Cover; process until smooth. (Or blend with immersion blender.) Return to Dutch oven. Stir in sherry. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Heat through.

3. For horseradish cream, in a small bowl combine sour cream, horseradish, and cayenne pepper; stir about 1/2 cup of the cream mixture into the hot soup. Set aside remaining cream mixture.

4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Top with a dollop of the remaining horseradish cream and, if desired, Skillet Beets.

From the Test Kitchen*Tip:
  • Peel beets with a sharp vegetable peeler or paring knife. To avoid staining your hands, wear rubber gloves.
Skillet Beets
  • 2  reserved beets
  • 2  tablespoons  vegetable oil

1. Trim tops from beets to leave 1 inch of stem. Peel and thinly slice beets lengthwise from top to bottom. In a large skillet cook beet slices in hot oil over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (Beet and Apple Soup with Horseradish Cream)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 222,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 17,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 31,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 17,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 1020,
  • vit. C (mg) 17,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 189,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 729,
  • Potassium (mg) 791,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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