‘Soup’er Recipes: Parsnip Apple Soup

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With the start of the ‘ber’ months of September, October, November and December the weather is finally starting to cool down. And with cooler temperatures comes soup time. I am a soup lover and will eat it at any time of the year but during these months I love to make and eat soup.

Parsnip and apple soup is a delicious way to get a portion of veggies and fruit at the same time. It uses naturally gluten free ingredients.

parsnip and apple soup made at craftygardener.ca

Parsnips aren’t everyone’s choice for a vegetable, but you have to be open minded and give them a try. They are an acquired taste, but the addition of apples sweetens it up a bit.


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 1/2 lb parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 l water
  • 150 ml milk
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

The recipe calls for cooking apples which are almost non existent to find here in my part of Canada so I used Gala apples, and they gave the soup a nice sweet taste.  You could use whatever variety of apple you prefer.


  • peel and chop the ingredients
  • lightly cook parsnip and onions in oil
  • add apples and water
  • cook till tender
  • when cool, blend till smooth
  • add milk, blend again
  • heat and serve
parsnip and apple soup made at craftygardener.ca

It was delicious with some gluten free bread and some chunks of cheese. A warming and delicious meal.

parsnip and apple soup made at craftygardener.ca

The rest was frozen for those cold winter days.  Two cups of soup is a good measure for fitting into the freezer bags.   I’ve tried freezing soup in various methods using round and square containers but now I use a medium size freezer bags as they lay flat and don’t take up as much room, just be sure to burp out all the air before sealing.  And they defrost a lot quicker.

recipe for parsip & apple soup from The English Kitchen cookery book

This recipe came from The English Kitchen cookery book which I was pleased to preview and is here on Marie’s website.

Another way I love parsnips is roasted with a few other veggies in the oven.

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My cooking is always gluten free. Find a yummy recipe to cook.

*** Hint: Waste not want not.

I frequently save the liquid from cooking veggies and potatoes to use as stock for my soups. I also poach chicken in water and save the liquid to use as a base for my chicken soups.

  1. Marie

    Your soup looks perfect Linda. I am so pleased that you use my book to cook from. That book is a real treasure to me as it is now out of print. My publisher went out of business and I can’t afford to publish it myself! It makes me happy when I know that people use it to cook from, and that they enjoy the results! Thank YOU so much! xoxo

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