Pumpkin, Chestnut and Maple Soup

Vegetarian / Mains / Starters

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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 - 1.3 lbs pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 1 cup pre-cooked chestnuts
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup double cream
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Handful chopped chives for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4
  2. Put the pumpkin or butternut squash onto a baking tray, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and bake for 30 – 35 minutes until soft
  3. In a large pan, boil vegetable stock then transfer pumpkin from oven to pan and add chestnuts
  4. Continue to cook together for a further 5 – 10 minutes reducing liquid by a third, take off the heat and stir through maple syrup and cream
  5. Meanwhile, dry-fry hazelnuts in a pan to toast and set aside
  6. Pour the pumpkin mixture into a blender or food processor and select the “pulse” setting. Pulse until a smooth consistency is formed
  7. To serve, garnish with hazelnuts, chopped chives and drizzle with extra maple syrup and double cream as desired

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