There is nothing like a comforting bowl of soup in the winter. It’s even better when it’s Ham and Potato Soup with Raspberry Pie Dippers. The ultimate savory and sweet combination.
The inspiration for the dippers came from a sandwich that I love, the Monte Cristo. A local restaurant here serves a ham and cheese sandwich fried with a side of raspberry jam. It’s fantastic!
So that got me thinking, what if I made my favorite ham and potato
What TV show pairs well with a warm bowl of soup and craft beer?
My husband and I binged Russian Doll in just a few nights. If you are a fan of dark comedies then this show is for you.
What beer pairs well with Ham and Potato Soup with Raspberry Dippers?
The beer: Holy Moses Raspberry White Ale from Great Lakes Brewing.
I’m a fan of fruit beers and this one did a nice job of not being too sweet. Even though I already had raspberry in the pie dippers, I felt like more raspberry could not hurt. I was right.
How to make Ham and Potato Soup:
Peel, clean and chop the potatoes and carrots.
Chop the celery and onions. Mince the garlic.
In a large stockpot melt 1 Tbs butter. Add the onions, garlic, celery, and ham. Sautee 2-4 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper and herbs. Simmer for 20 minutes.
In the last 5 minutes of cooking combine in a small dish 1/4 cup milk with 2 Tbs flour. Add to the pot. This will thicken up the soup.
How to make Raspberry Pie Dippers:
Spread a prepared pie crust onto a floured surface.
Add spoonfuls of raspberry jam to the crust. Make sure to have spaces in between each one.
Whisk one egg then brush along the sections that do not have jam on them.
Add the other pie crust to the top of the raspberry jam. Press down between each ‘pocket’ to seal the edges.
Cut the pie dippers along the seams then add to a sheet pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes.
Pour the soup into a bowl. Serve with a cold beer and warm raspberry pie dippers.
Want more cold weather comfort food and beer pairings?
- Beef Tips & Gravy with The Double Magician from Short’s Brewing
- Under the Troll Bridge Pasties with Arcadia Ale’s Hopmouth
- Turkey Meatballs with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze with Melonfest Cantaloupe Wheat from Roak Brewing
And here you are……
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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