How To Cook Parsnip & Apple Soup

Parsnip soup

The parsnip & apple soup is really easy to make and tastes delicious. Parsnips were used extensively in rural Ireland to give variety in the winter when green vegetables were scarce so enjoy this traditional recipe.

Ingredient for cooking Parsnip & Apple Soup

  • ½ oz butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb parsnips, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb cooking apples, peeled and cored and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Ground coriander
  • 2 pints chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ pint single cream
  • Snipped fresh chives

Method for making Parsnip & Apple Soup

Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the onion until just beginning to get soft.

Add the parsnip, apple and garlic and cook until softened but not browned. Stir in the spices and cook for 2 minutes stirring.

Add the stock and bring to the boil stirring continuously. Season with salt and pepper.

Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes until the parsnips are tender.

Puree in a blender and stir in the cream.

Heat gently without allowing the soup to boil.

Serve with chives sprinkled on top and a chunk of warm crusty bread.

This article was first published on 11-12-2014 and last modified on 30-07-2017.

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Róisín Anraí
Róisín Anraí was born and raised in Ireland. She loves to travel in her spare time but also enjoys learning local history, telling ghost stories, and sharing her favorite Irish recipes. She has no problem telling stories with those who are willing to listen. Róisín is a regular contributor and author for