Parsnip and Apple Soup

A lovely Autumnal warming soup


  • 1200ml vegetable stock
  • 450g parsnips
  • 450g apples
  • 150ml cream
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1tbs butter
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • salt and pepper
  • chives or parsley


Step 1. Thinly slice the parsnips, apples and onions.

Step 2.  Heat the butter and when foaming add the parsnips apples and onions.

Step 3. Cook gently, not allowing them to colour

Step 4. Add the curry powder, spices and crushed garlic, cook for 2 minutes, stirring well.

Step 5. Pour in the stock slowly

Step 6. Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until parsnips are soft.

Step 7. Season to taste and liquidise.

Step 8. Add the cream and serve in warm bowels, garnished with chopped chives or parsley.


Recipe credit to Kellie Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property, from their ‘Apple Recipe Book’

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