The notion of implied meaning is the root of misunderstanding. —Eric Parslow
Every time I make this soup, I always feel that it came to be from a misunderstanding, that it should really be made with sunchokes, the root vegetable (otherwise known as Jerusalem artichokes, which aren’t artichokes or from Jerusalem, for that matter), instead of with globe artichokes.
In any case, this is a recipe we inherited from my husband’s German grandmother. I have to admit, it’s not my favourite soup, but my son loves it and so it deserves a spot here on the blog… curious to know what you think!
Artichoke & Apple Soup
- 50 g butter
- 130 g onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 150 g Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced
- 125 g celery, sliced
- 5 cooked artichoke hearts*, about 250 g
- 3 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 tsp salt, more to taste
- ground black pepper for serving, to taste
- fresh parsley and cream for serving (optional)
- In a large saucepan, melt butter.
- Add onion and cook to soften.
- Add garlic and cook one more minute.
- Add apples, celery, artichoke hearts, stock and salt.
- Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat, let cool slightly, then using an immersion blender, puree the soup.
* You can cook the hearts by steaming using the instructions here or use canned artichokes. Note, the flavour of the soup will vary depending on which you use.
42 thoughts on “artichoke & apple soup”
Annika, this is a very interesting recipe. I often add apples to my savoury dishes, but I never added it to the soup. Artichoke soup is the dish we adore and it’s so delicious, I cook it almost once a week during its season. I will definitely try your recipe!
Looks so tempting and delicious!!and unique combinations of ingredients..!!!Lovely..
We love artichokes, and definitely need to keep this recipe in mind 🙂
Sounds good… I hope you are really big artichoke fans as I have my reservations for this soup!
I don’t think I’ve ever had a soup with apples in it. I do like artichokes but in this case I think I would go along with your thoughts on this soup. 🙂
I totally hear you.. it sounded strange to me too. But my husband’s German grandmother who gave us this recipe did manage to get me to like apple sauce with savoury dishes… that sounded strange to me too at first.
I think I am going to try this!
I do hope you like it!
Apples in soup is intriging… Your blog pictures are brilliant !! Blog on how to click such warming pics as well 🙂
Thank you darling. I am planning to do just that!
artichokes are my favourite favourite vegetable!! and with apples in a soup, sounds delish!!
Glad to hear that. I do hope you give it a try! Thank you!
I’m a big artichoke fan Annika so this soup really appeals to me! Thanks for sharing 😊
Wow.. nice to see so many artichoke fans! Thank you.
I love adding fruits to soup, and love artichokes, so this one is definitely for me! 🙂
So happy to hear this. Thank you!
I’ve never had artichokes before, but they seem like an odd pairing with apples! And yet the soup looks like it’ll be surprisingly good 🙂
Yes, it is an odd pairing and for a soup… in any case, it does make for a nice change from all the root vegetables we’ve been having lately.
I have never even an artichoke in my life. The name alone makes me shudder: artic choke? But it’s so pretty, and the soup looks good!
Haha… I never thought of it that way, yes, what a strange name. I’d say, try artichokes on their own first (steamed with a bit of salt and lemon) and see how you like them before venturing into this soup!
nice recipe liked it and will definitely try
keep posting the great work. Belated Happy Gudi Padwa & Ugadi
Love your pictures, so pretty! Unfortunately I don’t like artichokes, this would be a wonderful recipe for my mom, who loves artichokes, to try!💝
Thank you dear… if you don’t like artichokes, this is surely not for you. I like artichokes on their own and still can’t rave about this soup!
What a wonderful mix of ingredients, I have never tried anything like this. Sounds fab! And the pics are gorgeous, as always!
Thank you and glad that you like it!
OK so I am curious. I do like the ingredients used and think it’s worth a try. I will pin this. Great post Annika and beautiful heart-warming pics!
Thank you lovely… I’d say that if you really like artichokes, give it a try!
Artichokes are so gorgeous. I’m going to try and grow some in my vegetable garden this year and if I succeed I’ll definitely give this a go.
That sounds wonderful. Good luck!
Nice pictures 🙂 love it ! 😍
Thank you so much!
That was honest, I really love your pics ! 🙂
I must say, this does not sound appetizing to me, but your images make me want to try it. 🙂 I like images 3,4,5.
Haha… it didn’t to me either when I first heard of it but my son (and husband) love it, I, not so much! So interesting to see which photos you prefer! Thank you!
Do you photograph in your kitchen? It looks like it’s by a window?
Yes, always by a window with a strong natural light. In this case, I put two pieces of old barn wood on the dining table.
Very cool. I like the barn wood idea.