Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Apple Soup

from Nourishing Meals


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4-5 large carrots, chopped 4-5 celery sticks 2 apples, cored and chopped 10 cups water or stock 8 cups pumpkin puree 2 cups cooked white beans 2-3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 3-4 teaspoons sea salt 1/2-1 teaspoon black pepper



Heat an 8 quart stockpot over medium heat.  Add the oil, then add the onion .  Saute for about 5 minutes.  Then add the ginger, carots, celery, and apples and saute 5-10 minutes more.  Add the water or stock, cooked pumpkin, beans, spice, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, covered.  Using an immersion blender puree the soup.  If you don't have an immersion blender, puree the soup in batches in a blender or food processor.