Guests will love the rich and hearty combination of this unique and delicious sweet potato and apple soup. Perfect for holiday entertaining!

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup and Some Fall Table Decor Ideas

Sweet Potato Apple Soup

There is finally a chill in the air here in my part of the world and I am loving it.  It’s time to start baking and cooking again without worrying about getting the house too hot.  It’s also time to start adding some deep rich colors and textures to my home decor.  Decorating my dining room table is always so much fun.  I am limited in space so when decorating the table I need to be practical. I like to choose things that will serve more than one purpose like this great mango cutting board.  I’m using it not only for cutting, but also as a buffer between the table and hot foods {in this case, soup}.

The center of the table is reserved for some gourds that will last throughout the season placed in a bark bowl that is food safe {multipurpose} ~ gotta love it.

Sweet Potato Apple Soup

In addition to placing the gourds in the bark bowl, also made some quick and easy place cards with them adding a tag around the stem of the mini pumpkins and using a mini clothespin to attach a mum from the garden to the place card for me.

Sweet Potato Apple Soup

I’m the only girl in the house so I get the flower by default.  I placed the place cards on a wood bark cake stand {also food safe} along with some glittery pinecone mushrooms {next week, there’ll be some cupcakes on that cake stand}.

Sweet Potato Apple Soup

And now for the soup ~ I love a good hearty healthy soup when Autumn arrives and all through the winter and this Sweet Potato-Apple Soup is just enough sweet to not be overwhelming and so filling all I needed to add was some fresh bread and our dinner was complete.  I have the crumbiest soup and cereal bowls.  I bought some new ones last year and I must have left home without my brain because they make no sense whatsoever {it’s sort of hard to mess up buying a bowl but in this particular instance, I messed up big time}.

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Sweet Potato Apple Soup

That being said, my family was so happy that I got these double-handled soup crocks ~ they can now eat soup and drink from the side without it dripping down their chin.  I am so thrilled with these crocks and the soup that was in them.

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mary Beth

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 pound Idaho potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 Gala apples peeled, cored and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup {plus more for drizzling}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large, lidded pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion, cook 4 minutes.
  • Add garlic, cook 1 minute.
  • Stir in sweet potatoes, Idaho potatoes, apples, chicken broth and 1 cup water.
  • Cover and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook 20 minutes.
  • Blend in blender in small batches until smooth.
  • Return to heat.
  • Stir in maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle with maple syrup before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Family Circle September 2013 issue
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I hope you enjoyed the Autumn Decor, Some Soup and a Little Craft thrown in for good measure!

For more inspiration check out these awesome bloggers ~ all part of the Autumn Abounds Blog Hop

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Monday, Sept, 9th Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage ~ Fall Fireplace Mantel

Tuesday, Sept. 10th Heather @ At the Picket Fence ~ House Numbers Pumpkin Topiary

Wednesday, Sept. 11th Jen @ Jennifer Rizzo ~ How to Paint a Pumpkin Step-by-Step

Thursday, Sept. 12th Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ~ Rustic Fall Mantel

Friday, Sept. 13th Maryann @ Domestically Speaking ~ Apple Poppers

Monday, Sept. 16th Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road ~ A Welcome Autumn Breakfast and Free Printable Mini Chalkboard Banners

Tuesday, Sept. 17th Vanessa @ At the Picket Fence ~ Picket Fence Fall Mantel

Wednesday, Sept. 18th Heather @ Setting for Four ~ Sparkle and Shine Fall Mantel

Friday, Sept. 20 Becca @ Adventures in Decorating

Monday, Sept. 23 Kristen @ Ella Claire Inspired

Tuesday, Sept. 24 Angelina @ JoJo and Eloise

Wednesday, Sept. 25 Courtney @ French Country Cottage 

Thursday, Sept. 26 Debbie @ Debbie Doos

Friday, Sept. 27 Kim @ Sand and Sisal 

Celebrate the season with the rich and hearty combination of sweet potatoes and apples for a delicious and unique soup.