Autumn is a feast of riches when it comes to fresh produce. With the last of summer fruits and plenty of root vegetables coming into season, it’s no wonder autumn is seen as bountiful season. A warming apple and pumpkin soup like this is a perfect to use the wonderful pumpkin and squash that is plentiful at this time of year.
Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkin is quite possibly the poster child for autumn seasonal produce. With it’s hard orange skin, perfect for carving, and sweet flesh, it is the most famous of the squashes. The British season runs from October to December, and not only are pumpkins great for carving, but they are ‘scarily’ good for you too, as an excellent source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
This apple and pumpkin soup can use any leftovers from Halloween carvings or for the perfect bonfire night party. Perfect to carry in a thermos and produce just as everyone’s fingers and toes are starting to go numb.