Pumpkin soup with apple confit

Recipe from: 6/1/1994 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 12
Servings 8


  • 15
    olive oil
  • 1
    medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 750
    vegetable stock (or more as needed)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 45
  • 2
    pumpkin or butternut, peeled and cubed
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 15
    unsalted butter
  • 2
    Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 125
    apple juice
  • 125
    sour cream
  • fresh sprigs of sage


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté onion over a low heat for 15 minutes, or until slightly caramelised. Start adding a little bit of stock if onions start to stick to pan and pour in the brandy and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Stir in the pumpkin, salt, pepper and cinnamon stick. Add just enough stock to barely cover the pumpkin (pumpkin breaks down quickly to release its own juices as it is cooking.) 3. Cover pan with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes or until pumpkin is very soft. Remove cinnamon stick and purée soup in a blender or processor, return soup to a clean pan. 4. If soup is too thick, thin it down with extra stock to its desired consistency, reheat and adjust seasoning. 5. Meanwhile prepare the apple confit. Melt the butter in a small pan, add the sliced apples, stirring to coat well with butter. When heated, add apple juice, cover the pan and continue cooking over a low heat for 20 minutes or until soft. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes to reduce liquid. Mash in the apples, making sure it retains some texture. 6. Stir half the apple confit into the reheated soup. To serve, add a spoonful of the remaining confit and a swirl of sour cream to each serving.

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