I am a soup fanatic, and found that Chinese 5-spice, made up of anise, fennel, cloves, cinnamon, and white or Szechwan pepper was a great way to jazz-up common fall vegetables.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour vegetable broth into a pot and bring to a boil.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and celery in hot oil until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add Chinese 5-spice powder to onion mixture, stir to coat, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Mix sweet potatoes, apples, salt, and onion mixture into broth; cook until sweet potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool soup for at least 5 minutes.

  • Pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

Cook's Note:

Carrots or pumpkin may also be used. Either use less sweet potatoes or apple or add more broth.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 5.7g 12% DV; carbohydrates 66.7g 22% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1704.7mg 68% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2016
Gosh this was good. My issue with most sweet potato soup is they are overly sweet... this one is not. The 5 spice powder adds a really nice flavor to this and balances the sweetens well. Will make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2016
Gosh this was good. My issue with most sweet potato soup is they are overly sweet... this one is not. The 5 spice powder adds a really nice flavor to this and balances the sweetens well. Will make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2015
I altered the amounts to make this for 1 person. It is amazing! Love the flavor!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2020
Given the end result, you would never guess the simplicity of this delicious soup. My husband deemed it "high end restaurant quality." It has the just right balance of savory and sweet, and was a perfect dish for the first day of Autumn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2018
This was easy and the number of flavors in every bite was amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2019
This was quick and delicious! It is extremely flavorful for how simple it is. Loved it! Thank you for sharing. Kids enjoyed it too! Read More