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Monday 5 October 2015

Celeriac and bramley apple soup

Celeriac and bramley apple soup

So many of my blogging friends (and magazines) are talking soup at the moment ... and why not Autumn (the Fall) is a great season to serve a bowl of soup.

I happened to see this in "Sainsbury's" magazine and thought it definitely an idea to share.

As Tom Kerridge says "Celeriac and apple are great bedfellows and work so well together as a soup. This really is one of the dishes where you will recognise all of the flavours – celeriac, blue cheese, apple and walnuts... gain maximum flavour by infusing the celeriac skin in the stock".

Serves 4 to 6
500 g celeriac
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
3 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Bramley apples
freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
200 ml double cream
150 g salty blue cheese, such as Roquefort
walnut oil, to drizzle
4 tbsp walnuts, toasted, to garnish
celery leaves, to garnish


1. First, peel and finely chop the celeriac, but keep the peel. Pour the chicken stock into a large saucepan over a high heat and bring to the boil. Add the celeriac peel, then remove the pan from the heat, cover the top with clingfilm and leave to infuse for 20-30 minutes.
2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a low heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, cover the pan and leave the onion to sweat for 10-12 minutes until softened, but not coloured.
3. Meanwhile, peel and dice the apples and mix them with the lemon juice so they don't oxidise and turn brown.
4. When the onion has softened, add the apples and any juice, and the celeriac. Strain the infused chicken stock into the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes until the celeriac is tender. Add the double cream and return the liquid to the boil. Pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
5. When ready to serve, reheat the soup, if necessary. Crumble the blue cheese into soup bowls, then pour the hot soup on top and finish with a drizzle of walnut oil, toasted walnuts and celery leaves. 
Works out at 10.6 g carb per serving.

... and for another great soup idea have you seen this post?

Cauliflower, Pear and Blue Cheese Soup ... perfect for Autumn Days

All the best Jan


Jo said...

It's definitely soup weather today. Here I am at 9.30am with the lights on, it's so dark. I don't think the rain is going to let up all day.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh what a great idea, hadn't thought to use apples in soup! My partner's Mum has two apple trees and we get a lot of apples from them at this time of year....

Lowcarb team member said...

Jo - a case of rain, rain go away ... but we could always have a nice bowl of warming to soup to cheer the day up!

Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

'CGP' - now you know what to do with all those lovely apples!

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

This is the second soup recipe I have seen today with apples. How fun! The other was a tomato soup recipe.

Gail said...

You always have such fantastic recipes. If I have extra apples I sneak them into lots of things like stir fry and soups.

The dragon waits for me. Today she is looking more like an Alien monster. I have worked around my water garden, completely changing things. Finished my day with a yellow jacket sting.

Thanks for your kind comments.

Have a blessed evening.

Martha said...

This sounds so delicious! The recipes you share are so unique and wonderful.

Debbie said...

looks so good and a great recipe for apple season!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Carla - I think October is a popular month for soup recipes ... and there are some great ideas to share.
Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail - I shall 'hop' over and see what you've been doing. Interesting that the 'dragon' now looks like an 'alien'!

Many thanks for commenting on this recipe idea - good idea to use apples in various recipes, sliced or chopped they can add that extra zing!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Martha - many thanks for your comment.
It is so good to share recipe idea's, and there are some great ones around!

Hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Debbie - this does look delicious doesn't it, and with apple season well and truly here you can't beat sharing good ideas and recipes!

Many thanks for your comments and support of the low carb diabetic blog, it's appreciated.

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

I can't eat lots of what's in here but wow, it does look YUMMMMMMY.

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy - thanks for your comment.
Foods can look yummy but not all foods suit everyone and we always have to be aware of allergies, health conditions etc ... but sometimes it is just as nice to look at delicious food. Sometimes we have to be sensible!

All the best Jan