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Gingered Sweet Potato Apple Soup

This hearty dish is a warming, healthy addition to cold-weather meals.

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Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. pastured butter or ghee
  • 1 small Vidalia onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, halved
  • 1 Tbs. finely grated ginger root
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 2 large), peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 large baking apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (Jonah gold or Mutsu will
  • work well)
  • 1 Tbs. 100% pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • ½ tsp. salt, or to taste
  • 1-2 Tbs. finely minced fresh rosemary to garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a soup pot. Add onion and celery, and sauté 5 minutes until onions are fragrant.
  2. Add fresh ginger, garlic, cinnamon, ground ginger, and cayenne pepper, and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly to prevent sticking. Stir in sweet potatoes, pour 4 cups of broth over vegetables, add salt, and increase heat to bring soup just to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add apples, and simmer another 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Remove and discard celery. Stir in syrup, if using, and purée soup with immersion blender. (Or cool slightly and purée in batches in a blender or food processor.) Adjust seasonings to taste.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 170
  • Carbohydrate Content 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content 10 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 310 mg
  • Sugar Content 13 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g