Apple Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle | Awesome Vegan Soups Book Review

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One word for this soup recipe.


You guys need this soup in your life.

It is that good.



All words I love. ♥️

Vanessa Croessmann, from Vegan Family Recipes brings us this delicious Apple Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle recipe in her brand new book:

And this book is a beauty! From beginning to end, this well put together book is filled with beautiful soups that you literally just want to eat right off the page.

80 Soup Recipes that are:

Made with Whole Food Ingredients

My only regret in making this Apple Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle recipe is that I didn’t double it so I could have some for later!

(but now that I know how delicious this one was, it is safe to say I will be doubling further soup making recipes)

So what made this particular soup so good?

At first, I taste tested without the chipotle – and that was a super taste explosion in my mouth. Because seriously, what goes better together than apples and pumpkins in the fall? Umm. Nothing. That is kind of the essence of fall, don’t you think?

The taste was delightful – sweet but not overly – and SO FRESH. The combination of the ingredients in the soup base just worked so harmoniously together that my tastebuds were immediately dancing a melodious tune.

Yes that is right – they were dancing a melodious tune!

BUT then I swirled in the chipotle peppers.

And it took this soup to a whole ‘nother level.

Sweet with a Smokey, Savory Aftertaste.

So now, we know, apples and pumpkins work harmoniously together. And chipotles, well… it is like that Aunt that everyone in the family adores. When she shows up, it just adds to the group something that you didn’t even know was missing.

Yes, it was that good. The chipotle peppers – just try it. You will love it.

And I am so excited to make more soups from this book!I know I am going to be using this book in every season.

Because soups just aren’t for fall or winter, as Vanessa wisely shows us in her book – there are soup recipes for every season!
AND now let’s get to some soup making, shall we? If you make this soup we would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl on social media!

Apple Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle | Awesome Vegan Soups Book Review

Recipe by Vanessa CroessmannCourse: Soups

Chipotle adds the perfect kick to make this autumn soup shine!


  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil*

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 apple, peeled and cubed (I used a honeycrisp but a gala or fuji apple would work equally well)

  • 2 ribs celery, coarsely chopped

  • 3 cups (400 g) peeled and cubed pumpkin

  • 2 cups (480 ml) vegetable broth

  • ¾ cup (180 ml) coconut milk**

  • 1 (7-oz [198 g]) jar chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, chopped

  • Small handful fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish


  • Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot and sauté the garlic for 2 minutes until it becomes fragrant. Add the diced apple and celery and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Blend with an immersion blender, or in a blender in batches, until smooth. Return to the stovetop, add the coconut milk to make soup extra creamy if desired. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 more minutes. Puree one more time if not completely smooth.
  • Serve with chopped chipotle and fresh cilantro.


  • *I omited olive oil and it turned out fine! Use water to sauté **Due to my husband not being a huge coconut fan, I used lite coconut milk which tends to have a more mellow taste.
    ***I divided soup into two large bowls and swirled in about 1 – 2 teaspoons of the chipotle sauce from the jar – ADJUST TO YOUR TASTE.

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