A seriously great Sunday evening soup, the snow if falling, wind howling, rain pelting down the window, it doesn’t matter, this soup is going to make you warm inside. A big orange bowl of warmth, served with home made bread (see my cheats soda bread blog) and a slab of tasty cheese. It’s healthy, it’s cheap. it’s easy and whats even better is it’s amazing!


700g pumpkin, cut into 2 cm cubes,deseeded and skinned

2 Apples, chopped roughly with skin, no seeds

2 onions, skinned and chopped roughly

2 garlic cloves

2 tsp curry powder

2 tbsp butter

600ml chicken or vegetable stock

250ml  milk or cream

Salt and pepper to season

nutmeg to serve


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook the onions in butter until soft.
  2. Add the pumpkin, curry powder, apples, garlic and vegetable stock (or chicken stock) to the onions.
  3. Cook until the pumpkin is tender, about 25 minutes, blend with a soup wand until smooth, add cream or milk until you have the desired consistency, season to taste.
  4. Serve with a splash of cream & sprinkle of nutmeg on top.

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