What’s for Dinner: Pumpkin and Apple Soup

Aahhh Fall. 

Pumpkin Spice everything.

Although it’s September, it’s been bloody hot here in Chicagoland. This is more amusing since the ENTIRE FREAKING SUMMER WAS COOL. Okay, I feel better. Maybe.

Fall brings on sweaters and jeans, changing leaves, and, of course, Halloween! But it also means soup weather has returned. So, even though it was 80+°F yesterday, I am making soup and no one will stop me.

Last year I cooked all my pumpkins and froze the flesh for cooking – muffins and soups mostly. I still had two bags left and some other items in my fridge that needed using up. 

Ingredients

  • 2 large apples, roughly chopped
  • Approx 3 cups roasted pumpkin (acorn or butternut squash will also work)
  • 2 cups broccoli (I used stems I had frozen)
  • 1/2 onion or 2-3tbsp of dried onion
  • 8 cups broth (any will work, I used homemade pork broth)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • Salt to taste
  • Can of coconut milk fat separated out
    • Directions
      Combine everything accept the coconut milk in slow cooker and cook on low for 8hrs. Once cooked, blend using an immersion blender or in batches. Be careful as the liquid is hot. 

      Once combined, stir in cream/fat from the canned coconut. If too thin, transfer to pot and bring to boil, uncovered.
      Add chicken or other protein as desired. Serve with crusty bread.

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      About Emma BL

      In the begining, there was just the two of us, then there were furbabies, and then a baby! We started trying to conceive in Nov 2010, but experienced complications and a miscarriage. Finally in April 2012 we welcomed Monkey and Bear joined in 2015. While preggo and trying to become preggo with Monkey, I often hit the web search for information about what is happening to me and I hope that through sharing my experiences, others gain some knowledge. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet. So take all my experiences and advice with a grain of salt! Now that Monkey and Bear are around and we have made the transition to parents... we try to answer the question "is there life after the baby bump?"
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