Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Soup

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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Soup

  • Author: Adapted from Tasty

Ingredients

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  • 3 strips bacon
  • 2 tablespoons Fuller’s Sugarhouse pure maple syrup, plus more for brushing onto bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 lb sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • ¼ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 23 cup chicken broth
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • Garnish with heavy cream, croutons, sunflower seeds or cinnamon if desired.

Instructions

  • Lay 3 slices of bacon on a pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 400°F, flip once halfway through.
  • Dab off any extra oil and brush maple syrup on both sides of the bacon.
  • Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes (until the bacon is crispy).
  • Cut up the bacon into small pieces and set aside for garnishing the soup later.
  • Melt butter, then add in the onion. Stir and cook on medium heat until fragrant.
  • Add in the sweet potatoes, chicken broth, and spices. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes have softened. Add 2 tbsp of maple syrup and stir.
  • Then blend with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and blend in batches until smooth and well-combined.
  • Serve in a bowl and top with the bacon bits. Add additional garnish, such as heavy cream, croutons, sunflower seeds or cinnamon, if desired.

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