Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sweet Potato Apple Soup

Soup season is right around the corner with the last of the warm days of summer coming to an end and giving way to the cooler weather with a new crop of seasonal produce. Frankly, there is nothing more appealing than the fragrant smell and taste of a delicious seasonal Fall soup. Clearly the greatest form of comfort food, soups are a celebration of the freshest produce available in season.This soup in particular is incredibly delicious, easy and inexpensive to make.The apples add just a hint of sweetness to this recipe for a velvety Fall Sweet Potato Apple Soup. Try it as a delightful first course for a special meal or as a stand alone lunch with a salad.


SWEET POTATO APPLE SOUP



Recipe: Yields 12 servings

Ingredients:
  • 4 pounds of sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks 
  • 4 large sweet tart apples, such as Empire, Cameo or Braeburn, unpeeled, cored and cut into eighths
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 450° degrees.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes, apples, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Stir in sage and continue roasting until very tender and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
  3. Transfer about one-third of the sweet potatoes and apples to a blender along with 2 cups broth. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a Dutch oven and repeat for two more batches. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, and heat through over medium low heat, stirring constantly to prevent splattering, for about 10 minutes. Serve each portion topped with pecans and a drizzle of olive oil.
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10 comments:

  1. This looks like a great fall soup! I found it at the Motivational Monday Link-up!

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! Best, Phyllis

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  3. It's not a combo I would have tried before, but it sounds good.

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  4. Thanks Heidi! I think you will enjoy this one! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
    Best,
    Phyllis

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  5. This sounds so good right now on this chilly day! Pinning to try! Thanks for sharing!
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle and thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the soup! Best, Phyllis

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  6. This looks totally awesome! Going to have to pin this one for sure!

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    1. Thanks Chelsea and thanks for stopping by! Best, Phyllis

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  7. Congrats! Your recipe was featured on Gluten Free & DIY Tuesdays. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!
    Sandi

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  8. Thanks Sandi and thank you for hosting weekly "Gluten Free & DIY Tuesdays. Always look forward to seeing all the wonderful recipes being shared. Have a great day!
    Best,
    Phyllis



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