Apple Soup

Jo Pratt cooks up a winter-warming storm in the kitchen with this deliciously different ginger-spiced apple soup
By Jo Pratt
Apple Soup
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2cm knob of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • salt, and freshly ground black pepper

To serve:

  • crème fraîche, or cream
  • croutons
  • cubes of marinated feta cheese, (from a jar)

Method

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and lightly cook the apples, ginger, onion and potatoes until they are softened, but not browned.

2. Add the stock and bring to the simmer. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are completely cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Pour into a liquidiser and blend until smooth.

4. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

5. Serve in bowls with a dollop of crème fraîche or a swirl of cream, croutons or for something a little different, some cubes of marinated feta cheese.

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