Creamy Cauliflower & Apple Soup

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Creamy Cauliflower & Apple Soup with Saffron

A slightly unexpected combination of flavors — But they definitely satisfy!  Sometimes I roast the ‘chunks’ of Cauliflower in the oven ahead of time.

Ingredients / Prep:

Unsalted Butter
1 medium Onion — Coarsely chopped
2 cloves Garlic – Minced
2 tart Apples — Peeled/Coarsely chopped
2 tsp. Curry Powder
3/4 tsp. Saffron Threads
4 cups Chicken Stock
1/2 cup dry White Wine or Apple Cider
1 head Cauliflower — Cut into Chunks
1 cup Heavy Cream
Fresh Lemon

Directions / Assembly:

In large heavy (Dutch Oven) over medium-high heat — Melt Butter; add Onion — Saute for several minutes till becoming translucent.

Add Garlic — Saute a bit.  Add chopped Apple; add Curry Powder and Saffron — Saute for 3 or 4 minutes.  Add Chicken Stock and Wine/Cider — Bring to simmer.  Add Cauliflower — Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove from heat – Process in batches in Food Processor.  Return all to pan – Bring to simmer; stir in heavy Cream; Adjust flavors, add light squeeze of Lemon.  Serve with Apple Garnish.

Apple Garnish

1 tart Apple — Peeled/Chopped
Unsalted Butter
Fresh Chives or fresh Parsley — Chopped

In small saute pan over medium-high heat, melt Butter; add Apple — Saute for 2 – 3 minutes.  Spoon atop soup; sprinkle chopped Chives/Parsley.