As you can tell, we have apples and pumpkins on our minds here at Brit + Co! As we head into fall, the weather tells us it is time to cuddle up with a bowl of warm soup for dinner. And what better ingredients do we have than our fall favorites? Apples and pumpkins!

Roast a pumpkin or use a can to make this savory and sweet Apple Pumpkin Curry Soup! Once you make this, you will really feel like fall is upon us. Go the extra mile and serve in a pumpkin (perhaps with an apple pie in an apple for dessert?).

 – 2 tablespoons butter

– medium onion, chopped

– 1 cup chopped celery

– 1 tart apple, cored and chopped

– 1 jalapeño, chopped (optional)

– 2 teaspoons curry powder

– 3 cups chicken or veggie broth

– 1 1/2 cups packed pumpkin mash

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

– 1 bay leaf

– 1/3 cup heavy cream

– 2 tablespoons maple syrup/agave/or honey

– sour cream or plain greek yogurt for topping

If you want to use fresh pumpkin mash, cut your baking pumpkin in half and remove the seeds. Place the halves face down in a pan, add in about ½ inch of water and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to an hour, or until you can easily punch a fork into the pumpkin. Once it has cooled, peel off the skin and you have yourself some pumpkin!

In a large pot, sauté the onion, celery, jalapeño, and apple with the butter over medium heat until the onion is clear. Add in the curry powder and 1 cup of broth and cook for a minute more. Add in the pumpkin and puree all of your ingredients with a blender (immersion blenders work best if you have it).

Pour the rest of the broth into the pot along with the salt and bay leaf. Let the ingredients simmer for about 5 minutes and then add in the heavy cream and maple syrup.

Taste the soup and add salt and pepper accordingly.

Serve warm (maybe even inside a pumpkin!) with a spoonful of sour cream on top. It makes about 6 servings and freezes well! (This recipe was adapted from Spoonful.)

What are your favorite fall soups? Let us know your ideas and recipes in the comments below or come say hi on Twitter.

Caitlin has been crafting and craving sweets since the day she was born. When not in her kitchen, she is out about in the wonderful city of San Francisco selling residential real estate or blogging about baking and crafts. Check out Caitlin’s blog, teaspoon, for recipes, craft tutorials, and tidbits of her everyday life.