Mary's sweet potato and apple soup

Starters and soups

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
Mary's delicious sweet potato and apple soup © National Trust

Mary's delicious sweet potato and apple soup


1 large onion, chopped
4oz margarine or butter
3lbs sweet potatoes, cleaned and chopped
4 large apples, cored and chopped
2tsp nutmeg
1tsp cumin
Salt and pepper to season
Vegetable stock – enough to cover other ingredients


This warming soup is always popular in the tea room. It's delicious for lunch or supper and is really simple to make. 

  1. Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to the boil
  2. Simmer for 30 minutes until all ingredients are cooked through, then blend with a stick blender
  3. At this stage you can add extra spices if you need to, or apple juice if you want it sweeter