Parsnip and apple soup

A grey bowl filled with creamy parsnip soup and topped with chopped chives

Make this warming parsnip and apple soup, then check out our spiced parsnip soup, celeriac and stilton soup, mushroom soup and more winter soup recipes.  

  • 100
  • Total time 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


  • butter 50g
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • parnsips 500g, chopped
  • apples 2, cored and chopped
  • chicken stock 1 litre
  • crème fraîche 50g
  • chives, to garnish


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a pan and add the finely chopped onion and a pinch of salt, and cook for 10 minutes until soft. Tip in the chopped cloves of garlic, chopped parsnips and chopped apples, and cook for 5 minutes, tossing in the butter, before pouring in the chicken stock and simmering for 30 minutes until the parsnips are completely soft. Use a stick blender to whizz until completely smooth. Stir through the crème fraîche, blend briefly again and spoon into bowls, then swirl in a little more crème fraîche, snip over some chives and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Nutritional data

  • kcals 302
  • fat 17.4g
  • saturates 10.4g
  • carbs 22.9g
  • sugars 14.5g
  • fibre 9.2g
  • protein 8.8g
  • salt 1.7g

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