Sweet Potato and Apple Soup


Sweet Potato and SweeTango Apple Soup
Let me start by saying, my family is kind of into apples. There is rarely a time I go to the grocery store and don't have to replenish our stash of this amazing superfruit. It's so nice to have a snack everyone loves, is low in calories and full of vitamin C. A perfect in-between meals nibble as far as I'm concerned.

Because of this "apple love" we have going on, I was excited when SweeTango contacted me and asked if I would be interested in trying their apples. Honestly I had never heard of the SweeTango variety and was curious to taste it. That same day I was at the market and what did you know, SweeTango apples were available in my grocery store. How could I have missed these large and beautifully colored apples. Needless to say, I grabbed a bunch and went home to enjoy them.

Sweet Potato and SweeTango Apple Soup apples
SweeTango apples are a cross between the Honeycrisp and Zestar! varieties. It is a crisp, juicy, vibrant apple with a taste all its own. For me, it has the perfect snap when bitten and my whole family loved them. They even abandoned their old-standbys to enjoy this new-to-them apple.

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Saddest part, SweeTango apples are only available for a short time each season, late Summer through Fall. This means you need to seek out this wonderful apple in your grocery stores now!
I promise you will be delighted with its flavor and crunch.

Sweet Potato and SweeTango Apple Soup cups
Lucky for me SweeTango sent me a whole case of apples to try out with some of their recipes. This Sweet Potato and SweeTango Apple Soup was one of my absolute favorites. It was created by Chefs Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo of Animal Restaurant in Los Angeles (you can even win a trip there) to show off the SweeTango apple variety. I can't even tell you how good it is!

In general I love Fall inspired soups, but this really hit the spot. It's sweet and savory, the perfect side or can easily be made into a full meal with some crusty bread and salad.  

Print Recipe

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Recipe from: Chefs Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Animal Restaurant | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup SweeTango apple (or Pink Lady or Fuji), peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 cup butternut squash, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 cup sweet potato, peeled, diced
  • 2-1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • salt to taste and espelette pepper or regular pepper

Directions

  • In a one gallon pot, melt butter and sweat vegetables until onions are translucent. Add stock and cook for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Puree in a blender, strain and add cream and maple syrup. Season to taste, serve and enjoy. I also garnished with some extra pepper and fresh chives from the garden.
Sweet Potato and SweeTango Apple Soup taking a bite
All I can suggest is to check for these apples at your local market, they are seasonal and will not be around long. Get them while you can!

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Disclosure: Just to let you know, I was compensated for my time on this post, however all opinions are 100% my own. Please know I only enter into working relationships with high-quality brands I love and want you to know about, this is definitely one of them.

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8 Comments and 7 Replies

  1. Girl, this soup looks awesome! I just adore Fall soups and stews and cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yum, yum, and YUM! Love this soup. And I love SweeTangos, from here in MN!

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  3. Nancy L 5

    Looks great…perfect for fall…can’t wait to try.

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  4. Now I know what I want for dinner. This sounds so perfectly fall and delicious!

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  5. Des 9

    Yum! I’ve never seen those apples before. I’ll have to look for them before they are out of season!

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  6. Denise 11

    Hello. A friend of mine told me about your blog. I now have two favorites. Keep up the great work. Denise

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  7. Meghan 13

    This is the perfect fall soup! Can’t wait to try it & I have to keep an eye out for those apples!

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  8. I don’t think I’ve ever had an apple soup. Going apple picking this weekend and can’t wait to try this out.

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