Sweet Potato-Cider Soup: #SundaySupper

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Satisfying, healthy soup bursting with autumn flavors of sweet potatoes and apple cider.

Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup : The Wimpy Vegetarian

We’re suddenly launching into autumn here in California. We’ve swung from (really) hot sunny days to changing skies, and a bite in the air. It’s a subtle change, but one that ushers in the familiar changes, sights, and smells of fall. Autumn is my favorite season of the year, a pause after all the high energy go-go days of the summer, that starts to turn my thoughts back to home.

Autumn is a ramp up to Christmas and celebrates family and friends-that-are-like-family with Halloween and Thanksgiving as it’s ‘high’ holidays. A time to exhale, pick up the threads of the patterns of life, and gather at the dinner table again. Here are a few things I always associate with the autumn. What are some of yours?

Shorter days

Changing skies bringing new gray clouds

Crisp evenings with leftover warmth from the day

Huge glowing harvest moons close to the horizon

Hayrides sitting on bales of hay

Brightly colored maples and aspens

Raking leaves into big piles to jump into

Ironing red maple leaves between wax paper

Squash! Piles of pumpkins, butternut, kabocha, acorn, delicata waiting to be roasted

Back to school

Soft corduroys with heavy socks

Warm comfort food



The harvest


Burgundy chrysanthemums

Tailgate parties

Cozy dinners with family and friends

And the color orange

This week I’m joining #SundaySupper to celebrate All Things Orange. It seems so specific, but the possibilities are darn near endless….savory, sweet, baked goods to breakfast dishes, if the main ingredient is that magical fall color, it will fit in perfectly!

Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

This soup is one I started making last year when I started experimenting with my Apple Cider Syrup. It went through a number of versions until I finally landed on this one. By the time I had it to my liking, autumn was done, winter half over. So I’ve been keeping it in the back of my mind just waiting for autumn to roll around again. It’s super easy, and very healthy with all the sweet potatoes.

Cider Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

     by Susan Pridmore


  • 5 sweet potatoes (about 4 1/2 cups once it’s baked)
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 40 ounces veggie broth
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Bake the sweet potatoes in the microwave oven or via your favorite baking method. Allow to cool, peel and chop. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the red onion and thyme and sauté until the onions are very soft.

Add the orange juice, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the veggie broth and bring back to a simmer. Add the potatoes and simmer for 10 minutes. Puree the soup using an immersible blender, food processor, or blender. If using a food processor or blender, return the soup to the pot and add the Apple Cider Syrup and salt to taste.

Serve hot.

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Take a look at all of the fabulous dishes being offered up this week by the #SundaySupper family:

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)

Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze

Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs

Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade

Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal

Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter

Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing


High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)

Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup

Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup

Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans

Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup

Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad

Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad


Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)

Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli

Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey

Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle

Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters

Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew

Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken

Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce

Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar

Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Valerie from Val’s Food and Or Art made Double Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash


By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)

Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce

Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles

Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa

Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread

Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole

Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls

Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise

Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze

Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake

Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread

Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake

Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip

Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies

Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze

Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries

In case you lost count, that is fifty nine delectable dishes!

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.

We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes featuring our favorite fall color.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.

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  1. says

    We took my nephews to Vermont on vacation this summer and went to a cider mill. Nephew #1 fell in love with cider jelly and cider syrup. Can’t wait to make him some pumpkin pancakes with your cider syrup! You soup sounds like a wonderful combination of flavors. I’ll definitely be making that too!
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  2. says

    I really enjoyed your ode to fall – I have a similar post on my blog from a few weeks ago. Fall is truly my favourite season too – what’s not to love? Especially delicious, comforting, hearty food like this beautiful soup. The flavour profile is totally up my alley – I love sweet potato and I bet the apple cider is a wonderful complement.


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