One of my favorite things about the Fall season is the abundance of pumpkins! They are so bright and happy, not to mention delicious! And one of my favorite dishes for this time of year has to be this tasty Pumpkin Apple soup.
2 – 15 oz cans pumpkin puree
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2/3 cups applesauce
2 granny smith, or other tart apples, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cream
Preheat large soup pot. Drizzle with olive oil. Add diced onion,
apples and a little kosher salt. Saute until onions are translucent. Add
chicken or vegetable stock, apple sauce, and spices. Bring to a boil
and cook until apples are very tender.
Add pumpkin and brown sugar and cook for 10 – 15 minutes over
medium heat. Use a submersible blender to blend soup until it is smooth.
You can also use your blender to blend the soup in batches. Add cream
to soup and heat through, but do not boil. Add more cream or water if
desired to thin out more. Remove from heat and serve. Garnish with
sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried apple slices or hazelnuts. Enjoy!