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