1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions and the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the pumpkin, chopped apples and sage.
2. Cook for another 2 minutes, season well and add the stock and the cider or apple juice. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the ingredients are tender.
3. Liquidise and serve piping hot with crusty bread.
2 onions, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
15ml/1tbsp olive oil
500g/1lb 2oz pumpkin, skinned, seeded and cubed
2 baking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
600ml/1pt vegetable stock
300ml/½pint dry cider or apple juice
2 sprigs fresh sage
salt and pepper