DISH UP: Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

This sweet potato and carrot soup is great to have in your cooking repertoire for the winter season.

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 8 medium carrots
  • 1 large Vidalia onion
  • 1 Delicious apple
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream

1. Peel and slice the carrots and sweet potato ahead of time. Make sure the carrots are no thicker than 1/4 inch and that both vegetables are cut uniformly. Coarse chop the Vidalia onion. Core and chop the apple.

2. In a heavy bottomed skillet saute the onions for 3-5 minutes before adding the carrots and the sweet potato. Cook the vegetables for 5-10 minutes before adding the stock. Add the ginger and the apple and cook for another 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

3. Using a potato masher, mash the apple and vegetables (this is not so necessary if you are using a food processor, but helps if you are using a hand held immersion blender). Using the blender puree the mixture until smooth. Finally, add the cream in a swirling motion on top of the soup.