Sweet Potato and Apple Soup


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
  • Makes4 - 6 servings
Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Haul out the slow cooker and prepare a pot of comfort with this simple and delicious sweet potato soup.


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger

  • 1 tbsp curry paste

  • 4 cups sodium-free chicken broth

  • 1/2 cups unsweetened apple cider

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3 medium sweet potatoes)

  • 1 cup peeled, chopped apples


  • 1/2 cup sour cream, or plain yogurt

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • dried apple chips


  • Heat butter in a frying pan over medium. Add onion and saute? for 2 min or until softened. Add ginger and curry paste and saute for 1 min, stirring to coat onion with curry paste.

  • Scrape mixture into slow cooker and pour a little chicken stock into frying pan to dissolve any spices.

  • Pour flavoured stock from pan into slow cooker along with remaining stock, water and cider.

  • Add sweet potatoes and apples, cover and cook on low for 8 hrs.

  • Transfer soup to a blender, or use an immersion blender right in the slow cooker, to pure?e soup. Season with salt to taste, and thin with a little extra water if necessary.

  • Serve soup with a spoonful of sour cream, a drizzle of maple syrup and an apple chip, if desired.


It’s easy to adapt your favourite soup recipes for the slow cooker. Just remember that a slow cooker evaporates less liquid than your stovetop, so you may want to cut back your liquid volume by 1 cup. Also, remember that because a slow cooker’s temperature is lower, a soup you’d normally simmer for 30 min will take 6 to 8 hrs on low.

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This article was originally published on Jan 23, 2013

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