Sunday, October 6

Harvest Bisque

A creamy sweet and savory bisque filled with seasonal vegetables. 


This time of year, soup makes it on to our menu weekly. With winter squash and root vegetables in season  I love to make a simple bisque to warm up. 

Now this soup is delicious, and it's seriously pretty, however I am up way past my bedtime trying to get today's #30DaysOfPumpkin post published. I have no idea if my directions make a bit of sense! Writing while half asleep is like writing drunk. And I may have just had two drinks... so it's a disastrous situation when trying to blog. My apologies if things are not that clear. Shoot me any questions and I can revisit the recipe method.




Harvest Bisque

Ingredients:

1 cup of beet puree
1 cup of pumpkin (or other winter squash) puree 1 large yellow onion peeled and quartered 1 large apple peeled and cored and chopped 3 cloves of garlic 2 tbs of butter  
3 cups vegetable stock 1 bottle of Hard Cider (I used Woodchuck Hard Cider's Amber ) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 tbs of maple syrup 1 cup of cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Plain Greek Yogurt for serving or Sour Cream

Directions: 

There are two ways you can prepare this soup. The first being:

In a sauce pan melt butter and add onion garlic, and apples. Saute over medium high heat until they have caramelized.

Add in the stock, cider, syrup, cinnamon, beets and pumpkin, simmer on medium heat until it comes to a low boil.

Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. Stir in the cream. Salt and pepper to taste and serve with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream.

The second method (which is what is photographed). In two separate pots divide all of your ingredients in half and follow the same preparation directions. But with ONE exception. Keep your pumpkin and your beets separate. So you technically you are preparing two separate soups. A beet soup and a Pumpkin Soup.

To serve, fill half of your bowl with the beet mixture, then top with pumpkin and then the yogurt.
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4 comments:

  1. I love how easy this soup is, and yet it's totally gorgeous!!

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  2. Oh my, this bisque looks so warm and inviting :) I love it and I can't wait to taste it!

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  3. Lindo!
    Kiss, Susana
    Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:
    http://tertuliadasusy.blogspot.pt/2013/10/dia-um-na-cozinha-e-escolha-do.html

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