Ingredients570ml/1 pint vegetable stock
300ml/½ pint dry cider or apple juice
500g/1lb 2oz pumpkin (skinned, seeded and cubed)
2 baking apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
2 sprigs fresh sage
2 onions (peeled and chopped)
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
salt and pepper
Method1.Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions and the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the pumpkin, chopped apples and sage.
2.Cook for another 2 minutes, season well and add the stock and the cider or apple juice. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the ingredients are tender.
3.Liquidise and serve piping hot with crusty bread.