If you love warm, creamy tomato soup you'll love this version created by Chef George Duran and inspired by Hunt’s and Kraft’s Tomato Soup recipe. With a hint of sweetness from apple and carrot, it's the perfect fall soup.
Heat the oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the onion is tender. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, or until fragrant.
Add the water, apples, apple cider, tomato sauce, and tomato paste to the saucepan; stir to combine. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the soup from heat. Carefully blend the mixture in the saucepan with a handheld immersion blender, until smooth. Stir in the milk, top with cheese, and serve.