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A really easy autumnal soup recipe that combines seasonal vegetables and fruit for an exciting flavour.

25g               Butter

1                    Medium sized Onion

3                    Small Parsnips (around 350g)

1                    Medium sized cooking Apple

600ml      Vegetable or Chicken Stock

2 tbsp      Parsley, chopped

½ tsp       Mixed herbs

500ml         Milk

Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Chop the vegetables and apple.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and fry the vegetables and apple, stirring often, until the onion is softened nicely.
  3. To this, add the stock and herbs, then bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.
  4. Cover and allow to cook for around 20 minutes.
  5. Add the milk and allow to cool before liquidising with a hand blender.
  6. Reheat to serving temperature and season with salt and pepper to taste.