Savory Apple Soup with Pears and Walnuts (Week 39, 52 New Foods) October 08 2012, 13 Comments

apple soup

Simple, savory apple soup is the best way to warm your kiddos from head to toe on a chilly fall day. Easy and fun to make, this tasty recipe brings together our favorite fall flavors for a cozy dish the whole family loves.

Apples, pumpkins and pears herald the start of fall at our local market. It is my favorite time of year – not only because of the wonderful family holidays and traditions but also because of the delicious fall flavors. This year I’ve been searching for new recipes to add to our collection of family favorites, and my good friend Melissa Lanz of The Fresh20 came to the rescue. She’s got the easy weeknight dinner routine nailed with her simple, tasty recipes. When she shared her savory apple soup recipe with us, I knew we had a winner.

Savory Apple Soup with Pears and Walnuts

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 to 20 minutes
Makes about 6 to 8 servings

apple soup ingredients


3 tart apples (e.g., granny smith)
6 pears
1 small yellow onion
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
½ cup water
A handful of walnuts
Salt and pepper


1. Wash, peel, and slice the apples, pears and onion into large wedges. Right on the baking sheet, toss with olive oil, fresh rosemary (stems removed and finely chopped), salt and pepper.

apple soup toss

2. Roast in a 450 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

apple soup bake

3. Cool slightly. Working in small batches, add the roasted apples, pears, onion, chicken broth, and water to a blender and puree gently. Transfer to a large soup pot.

apple soup puree

4. Simmer over low heat, adding salt and pepper to taste.

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5. Garnish with chopped walnuts. Serve warm and enjoy with family and friends!

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Recipe inspired by The Fresh 20.

Crunch a Color Kids Vote: Cozy!

What we Liked: This easy recipe was equally great as a simple weeknight dinner dish or after school snack. We served our savory apple soup with a side of cheddar and apple quesadillas. Delish!

* What is your favorite fall soup recipe? Share your ideas!

Craving more easy recipes to try? Catch up on last week’s recipe: Cinnamon Apples!

About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- the award-winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support non-profit kids’ nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® has been featured by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Laurie David’s Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, and Yum Food & Fun For Kids, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun, easy and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at