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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Soup

from the video 5 Soups To Warm Your Soul

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • 3 strips bacon
  • 2 tablespoons
    maple syrup, plus more for brushing onto bacon
  • 1 tablespoon
    butter
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 lb
    sweet potato (905 g)
  • ¼ tablespoon
    cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon
    nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon
    cayenne pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup
    chicken broth

Garnish

  • heavy cream, optional
  • cinnamon, optional

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Preparation

  1. Lay 3 slices of bacon on a greased pan.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°F (200°C), flip once halfway through.
  3. Dab off any extra oil and brush maple syrup on both sides of the bacon.
  4. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes (until the bacon is crispy).
  5. Cut up the bacon into small pieces and set aside for garnishing the soup later.
  6. Melt 1 Tbsp. of butter. Add in the onion, stir, and cook on medium heat until fragrant.
  7. Add in the sweet potatoes, chicken broth, and spices. Cover and bring to a boil.
  8. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes have softened. Add 2 tbsp of maple syrup and stir.
  9. Then blend with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and blend in batches until smooth and well-combined.
  10. Serve up and garnish with heavy cream (optional), the maple bacon, and a sprinkle of cinnamon (optional).
  11. Enjoy!
 

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