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Asparagus Brie Soup

 Asparagus Brie Soup
"This rich soup is wonderful when fresh asparagus is in season," reports Melissa Petrek-Myer of Austin, Texas. "It's an elegant dish to serve company."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 to 6 ounces Brie, rind removed

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute asparagus in butter until tender. Stir in
  • flour until blended. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until golden
  • brown. Gradually add broth, cream and wine or additional broth.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a blender; cover and process soup in batches until smooth. Return
  • to the pan. Cube Brie and add to soup. Simmer, uncovered, for 5
  • minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 567 calories, 53 g fat (33 g saturated fat), 171 mg cholesterol, 1,171 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.