Pumpkin and leeks soup with apple beer - Le Coup de Grâce

Pumpkin and leeks soup with apple beer

Preparation :20 min Cooking :1h
Difficulty :easy
Servings :6 cups

I really adore this pumpkin and leeks soup with apple beer! The beer brings a different side to this meal but doesn’t get too much in the way of the sweet pumpkin. To enjoy with some fresh grilled croutons with goat cheese on top!


  • 1 pack (250g) sliced leeks ( or about 2 big leeks )
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 5 cups pumpkin flesh ( or butternut squash ), cut in cubes
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1 Cortland red apple, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1 teaspoon herbs of Provence
  • 1 teaspoon dried origano
  • 1x341ml Éphémère apple beer from Unibroue
  • About 4 cups chicken broth
  • Fresh chive, sliced
  • Parmesan shavings


  • In a big sauce pan at medium temperature, heat a good drizzle of olive oil and add the leeks. Season with salt and pepper then cook for 5 minutes while stirring often.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables, the spices and another good drizzle of olive oil then stir well. Cook for about 10 minutes while stirring often. Add oil if needed.
  • Add the beer and stir well. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Cover with chicken broth ( about 3 cups ) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer slowly, covered, for about 45 minutes or until vegetables are fork tender. Stir from times to times.
  • Puree everything in a blender until smooth then add some chicken broth to adjust consistency, if necessary. Adjust seasoning.
  • Serve in a big bowl and garnish with fresh chives then top with parmesan shavings!
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Our wine stewards suggest

+- 15$ Le Bonheur Chardonnay 2014

With a name that charming, it's pretty hard to deny it. Not always easy to do a pairing with some soup but a chardonnay well coated should take care of the job pretty easily. Watch out not to serve it too cold!

+- 30$ Domaine André Et Mireille Tissot Chardonnay 2012

Want to explore and get out of your comfort zone? The chardonnays from Jura often offers an oxydant and mineral character. This one evokes cooked apples and grilled almonds.

Perdu dans Malle, Avant-Garde

This fruity and spicy Triple lager beer offers notes of apple and pear that will evoke the fruity taste of pumpkin and apple beer. The spice esters developed by yeasts will match the herbs of Provence and oregano. With a dry aftertaste and its high alcohol content, it will be a pairing with a lot of contrast.

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