We planted some pumpkin seeds earlier this year which have turned into monsters and taken over our veg patch. Not wanting to waste them I came up with this soup, which was delicious. I have a feeling we will be eating a lot of it…
Pumpkin & Apple Soup
300g apple, peeled, cored and chopped
(I used eating apples as this is what I had available)
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 heaped tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin seed
1 pint vegetable stock
Salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 200c (400f/ gas mark 6)Cut the pumpkin into slices, removing the seeds. Place onto a baking tray, season and sprinkle with olive oil. Roast for 20 mins until soft. Leave until cool enough to handle and remove skin. Chop into cubes.
In a large pan, sweat the onions in a small amount of olive oil over a medium heat for five mins. Add garlic and apples and cook for a further five mins on a low heat, making sure that they don’t start to brown. Add curry powder and cumin seeds and fry for 2 mins, stirring. Add the roasted pumpkin and stir well so that it all gets covered in the spices. Add the vegetable stock and simmer gently for 20 mins. Do not boil as this will ruin the flavour of the soup.
Take the pan off the heat and blend or sieve the soup. Serve in warmed bowls with croutons or crispy bread and a few sage leaves that have been fried in olive oil until crisp.