Fall is my favorite time to make soups, stews, and bisques.  As soon as the weather starts to cool, the first fires are lit, I am in the kitchen making a huge pot of something warm. Once a week I make a new soup that we have through the week for lunch. Soup topped with something new each day leads to some creative explorations in my kitchen.

Time to head to the kitchen and make something delicious!

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The Best Fall Soup

What’s different about this soup is that it has a hint of spice that brings out the sweetness and savory of the broth. I think this is one of the best fall soups because it warms you up, but it doesn’t sit too heavily in your stomach. It’s perfect for dipping a crispy grilled cheese sandwich or a lite snack with crackers on the front porch.

What is Bisque?

Bisque is a smooth seasoned soup of French origin. Originally it was based on a strained broth of crustaceans like lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish. But these days bisques are just a creamy soup that can be made from roasted and puréed vegetables, or fungi in addition to those traditional fish soups. But it has to be CREAMY SMOOTH.

This bisque is Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and can easily be made Vegan

Can Bisque Be Made In The Crockpot?

Because most crockpots or slow cookers cook for hours, we don’t recommend cooking dairy or heavy cream bisques this way. 

However, you can make the base, everything except the cream in the crockpot.  Then finish up the bisque from adding the cream and blending when you get home and are ready to serve.  

Sweet Potato Apple Bisque

Great Hot Dish For Groups

Many of us are looking for recipes that we can share with our friends and family. What I love about vegan or vegetarian soups like our Curried Sweet Potato Apple Bisque is that it is good for so many different diets. From vegan to gluten-free, you don’t need to add anything to the main pot. But you can bring along some yummy toppings to kick it up!

We love dishes that are full of flavor and easy to customize to your taste with toppings for a fun group lunch or dinner.

Thinking of hosting a fall get-together? Check out our Fall Decor Post for some fun decorating tips!

How TO Use Up Leftovers

What I love about soup is that you can use up so many things in your refrigerator and pantry before they go bad. This week I had some sweet potatoes in the pantry and homemade applesauce from Rosh Hashanah that needed to be finished up.

Fun Topping Ideas:

  • Croutons
  • Jalapenos
  • Walnuts
  • Crispy Onion Straws
  • Sour Cream
  • Apples – Diced
  • Chili seasoning
  • Rice
Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Bisque

Curried Sweet Potato Apple Bisque

CategoryMain Dish

 3 medium sweet potatoes – peeled and diced
 2 tbsp butter
 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 1 chopped small onion
 2 cloves of garlic – smashed
 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
 1 ½ tsp curry powder
 1 ½ tsp garam masala
 1 tsp cumin
 3 cups vegetarian “chicken” broth or veggie broth
 2 cups water
 2 cups milk – may use more water for vegan
 1 ¼ cups chunky applesauce

1

In a large pot, add onion and garlic with 2 tablespoons of butter and saute until soft. This takes about 3 minutes on medium heat. Then stir in the olive oil and spices and cook for 1 more minute to start the spices.

2

Add in your diced sweet potatoes, broth and water and bring to medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Once it gets to a rolling boil, turn it down to a low medium heat. This is where you are going to let it cook for a while until the sweet potatoes are nice and soft. It's going to take about 30 minutes.

3

Now that your sweet potatoes are nice and soft, add in the applesauce and let that cook for 5 more minutes then turn it all off and let it cool down. Slowly add in the milk or cool water.

4

Once your soup has cooled down so that it doesn't burn you, about 15 minutes, then you are going to get out your immersion blender or transfer it to your regular blender and puree until it's nice and creamy.

5

Once your soup is fully blended, bring that soup back to your stove and heat it up slowly until it's steamy. Stirring constantly so that it doesn't stick. You want to get to a hot 145-degree temperature before serving. Then season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy this cozy fall favorite!

Ingredients

 3 medium sweet potatoes – peeled and diced
 2 tbsp butter
 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 1 chopped small onion
 2 cloves of garlic – smashed
 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
 1 ½ tsp curry powder
 1 ½ tsp garam masala
 1 tsp cumin
 3 cups vegetarian “chicken” broth or veggie broth
 2 cups water
 2 cups milk – may use more water for vegan
 1 ¼ cups chunky applesauce

Directions

1

In a large pot, add onion and garlic with 2 tablespoons of butter and saute until soft. This takes about 3 minutes on medium heat. Then stir in the olive oil and spices and cook for 1 more minute to start the spices.

2

Add in your diced sweet potatoes, broth and water and bring to medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Once it gets to a rolling boil, turn it down to a low medium heat. This is where you are going to let it cook for a while until the sweet potatoes are nice and soft. It's going to take about 30 minutes.

3

Now that your sweet potatoes are nice and soft, add in the applesauce and let that cook for 5 more minutes then turn it all off and let it cool down. Slowly add in the milk or cool water.

4

Once your soup has cooled down so that it doesn't burn you, about 15 minutes, then you are going to get out your immersion blender or transfer it to your regular blender and puree until it's nice and creamy.

5

Once your soup is fully blended, bring that soup back to your stove and heat it up slowly until it's steamy. Stirring constantly so that it doesn't stick. You want to get to a hot 145-degree temperature before serving. Then season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy this cozy fall favorite!

Curried Sweet Potato Apple Bisque

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