I spent a few days in NYC this week. I loved seeing the city in the fall. I was able to go explore, take pictures and I even had a little “You’ve Got Mail” moment- visiting a bookstore, drinking coffee and taking in the sights and sounds of fall. We turned the corner of Greenwich Street and saw the most beautiful sight. A Whole Foods adorned with a pumpkin pyramid in the front. LOVE! I was so excited, we went in and picked up dinner. We had the best soup and tonight I decided to try and remake this Whole Foods inspired soup. I had great success and I think it was one of the best things I found in NYC.
Sweet Potato, Apple, Shallot Soup
- 10 Macintosh Apples, peeled and sliced
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 Shallot
- 2 1/2 Cups Water
- 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- Place Peeled and sliced apples and Cinnamon in a crock pot, cook for 2 hours on high heat. Check often, stir and mash so that it doesn’t burn. When it turns into applesauce, turn the crock pot off and set aside.
- Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Place them in a large pot of water and bring them to a boil until potatoes are soft.
- Peel and place Shallot in a food chopper, mince well
- Place Minced Shallot, Cooked Potatoes and Applesauce in a food processor or Blender, blend until smooth.
- Rinse the large pot and fill it with 2 1/2 Cups of water. Turn on to low heat.
- Mix puree and water together and allow it to simmer until it is warm, stir occasionally.
- Serve with your favorite homemade bread or try these crackers from Against All Grain.