Maple, chestnut and pumpkin soup

Halloween / Soup / Starters

4 portions


  • 1kg cubed pumpkin flesh
  • 150g cooked, peeled chestnuts
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 200ml double cream
  • 30g shelled hazelnuts
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • Bunch of chives chopped
  • 100ml delicate-tasting golden maple syrup


  1. Add pumpkin to a large pot with vegetable stock and chestnuts. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the hazelnuts and toast in a dry frying pan over medium heat till browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Purée soup mixture with a hand blender or food processor, add cream, maple syrup and blend together. Adjust seasoning with pepper.
  4. To serve, garnish with hazelnuts , chopped chive and drizzle with more maple syrup to finish.

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