Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp curry paste
4 cups sodium-free chicken broth
1/2 cups unsweetened apple cider
2 lbs sweet potatoes , peeled and diced (about 3 medium sweet potatoes)
1 cup peeled, chopped apples
1/2 cup sour cream , or plain yogurt
1 tbsp maple syrup
dried apple chips
Heat butter in a frying pan over medium. Add onion and saute for 2 min or until softened. Add ginger and curry paste and saute for 1 min, stirring to coat onion with curry paste.
Scrape mixture into slow cooker and pour a little chicken stock into frying pan to dissolve any spices.
Pour flavored stock from pan into slow cooker along with remaining stock, water and cider.
Add sweet potatoes and apples, cover and cook on low for 8 hrs.
Transfer soup to a blender, or use an immersion blender right in the slow cooker, to puree soup.
Season with salt to taste, and thin with a little extra water if necessary.
Serve soup with a spoonful of sour cream, a drizzle of maple syrup and an apple chip, if desired.