Pumpkin, Apple and Sage Soup


Pumpkin, Apple and Sage Soup
A very large pumpkin had sat staring at me for quite a number of days in my vegetable rack so when Friday came (my day off) ... and it was raining, I thought I'd better turn the monster into something edible. Despite the time it took to chop up all the pumpkin flesh (a job I very much dislike!), it was on the table in less than an hour, so not bad really.

The apples were a bit of the spur of the moment thing, but they really worked and the cider vinegar gave it a tangy edge. I served it with some cheesy toasts using some of the Dorset Blue Vinney I was kindly sent from The Cheese Shed.


TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE PUMPKIN, APPLE AND SAGE SOUP

  • If you like it very spicy, add another teaspoon of chilli flakes.
  • Substitute the pumpkin for sweet potato or do half and half.
  • If you don't have any Bramley apples, some tart eating apples would work just as well.


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PUMPKIN, APPLE AND SAGE SOUP


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Pumpkin, Apple and Sage Soup

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 50 mins
A hearty pumpkin, apple and sage soup - perfect for Autumn.

ingredients:


  • 15g Butter
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, sliced
  • 1 TSP Dried Sage
  • 1/2 TSP Chilli Flakes
  • 1 TBSP Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Large Pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Bramley Apples, peeled and chopped
  • 800ml Vegetable Stock

instructions:


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan and fry the onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add the chilli, sage and cider vinegar and continue to cook on a low heat for a few minutes before adding the pumpkin and apple.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes before adding the stock. Bring to a boil then simmer on low for 30 minutes. Blend to a smooth soup.



Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)
5 Comments

5 comments:

  1. What an interesting combination - I adore sage and think it's an underused herb.

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  2. Oooo this sounds tasty.. think i'll have to give it a go.. x

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  3. A soup that just screams fall!

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  4. Mmmm. I am loving the flavors of this soup. Delicious.

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