Skinny Bitch Tuesdays: Apple Pumpkin Soup

Apple Pumpkin Soup

Well, friends, we finally got to our new place in Arizona! We love it. It’s so much nicer than where we used to live. All of our stuff should be arriving in a day or two so we are busy getting the place ready and doing some shopping.

But first, today is our last Skinny Bitch Tuesday post! I know! I will miss these posts too. It’s been such a blast cooking out of the Skinny Bitch cookbook. I am not good with cookbooks. I tend to only try one or two recipes and then forget about the book, so this was a great experience for me to actually try more than a few recipes from one book.

For our last post, I chose the Curried Pumpkin soup. As always though, I changed up the recipe. One ingredient really stuck out to me and that was apples! I’m not usually a sweet soup person, but the thought of apples and pumpkin together just sounded so wonderful! So I swapped out the curry flavors and added more apple flavor. The soup was so comforting and delicious and not too sweet at all! I served it with some cheddar rolls, but serve it with any kind of nice, crusty bread and you have yourself the perfect fall dinner!!

OH! And since this is the last Skinny Bitch Tuesday post, we wanted to go out with a bang, so all four of us are giving away a copy of the Skinny Bitch cookbook! That is 4 opportunities to win your own copy! Scroll down after the recipe to enter the giveaway!

Apple Pumpkin Soup

Apple Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbs. flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar (can omit if you don’t want a sweet flavor)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • salt to taste
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger (optional and to taste)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • toasted walnuts or pumpkin seeds, for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, apples, and onion and saute for about 3 minutes or until the apples and onions are tender. Stir in the flour.
  2. Add the broth, apple juice, brown sugar, salt (and cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, if using). Once the mixture is hot, stir in the pumpkin puree. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add about half of the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Remove and add the remaining soup mixture and blend until smooth. Add the pureed soup back into the pot. Or, use an immersion blender if you have one.
  4. Stir in the milk and heat until hot. Add more salt or other seasonings if desired. Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds or walnuts.

Adapted from Skinny Bitch

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Apple Pumpkin Soup

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31 comments

  1. What a great fall soup. Love the flavors here!

  2. Apple pumpkin soup sounds marvelous…pure fall comfort food! Glad your move went well :)

    PS…my favorite fall dish is apple pie or apple crisp :)

  3. Sounds like a wonderful soup recipe can’t wait to try it! And would LOVE to win the cookbook!

  4. Would live to win!

  5. Hooray for arriving in AZ!

    This soup sounds like Fall in a bowl! It sounds yummy!

  6. This soup SCREAMS autumn and “home” to me. My mom used to make an incredible, creamy pumpkin soup when I lived at home. Now, only seeing her once in awhile, I think of her whenever I have a soup like this! I’ve never added apples before but I LOVE that idea! Wonderful combination for dinnertime :)

  7. Congrats on the move my friend :D
    Love your gorgeous soup but I will miss your skinny bitch Tuesdays!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Your soup looks awesome! and I’m so glad you finally made it to your new home!

  9. The curried pumpkin soup looks fantastic.. way to end this series with a bang. I am so happy you arrived in AZ safely and love your new place. I hope your life in AZ is filled with loads of good times and joy! Have fun setting up your new place… new beginnings are always fun.

  10. Your soup looks fantastic!!! I’m glad your enjoying Arizona! I just know you’ll be happy there! Enjoy your shopping!! Thats my favorite part about moving! :)

  11. what a great recipe to end with! a warm, comforting, and inviting soup so perfect for the season!

  12. That soup looks delicious! My favorite fall recipe is crockpot applesauce:)

  13. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin anything is a favorite here! Congrats on the move.

  14. I love anything apple or pumpkin for fall so you got both covered here!

  15. This is a great recipe! I’d have to go with any kind of kale soup…. or just soup in general!

  16. So happy you made it to your new home!! What a fabulous fall soup!

  17. So glad to hear you arrived in Arizona safely and you love your new place. Exciting. This soup sounds wonderful; I love the apple/pumpkin combo. Let me just say, that bowl is ridiculously cute. Love the owls!

  18. the soup looks so warm and creamy – perfect for a fall day

  19. This soup looks delicious and I love the spin you put on it. I would love to own this book as I’m looking for ways to lose weight and this would help greatly! Love the blog and congrats on your new home!

  20. That’s a super cute owl bowl (tea cup?) and you were brave for changing up the recipe to something totally different, but I guess it’s hard to imagine apple and pumplin *not* working well together!

  21. Am I missing something?…Is there any pumpkin in this recipe…or just the pumpkin seed garnish?..Perplexed!!

  22. oh my gawd.I LOVE the bowl/mug! Where did you find that!? Also, this soup sounds amazzing! Great Fall combo!

  23. I’m excited to see pictures of your new place, hope you’re having fun getting organized! I love the flavours in this soup – perfect skinny food!

  24. I love that mug. So cute! This soup sounds great. Once the cold weather starts I feel like the only way to get warm is from the inside out with delish soups like this…time to start tagging all the recipes to prepare.

  25. Soup looks delish! I would love to know where you got that bowl. It’s adorable!

  26. Thank you! Checking into them :)

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