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200g onions, peeled & quartered
100g butter or oil
400g apples, cut into large chunks (there is no need to peel or core them)
400g mushrooms, chopped if large
100ml dry sherry
800ml stock, (beef is good or vegetable for vegetarians)
Salt & Pepper
Fresh cream and herbs to garnish
Place onions in bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 7, scraping down and chopping more if needed. Add the butter or oil and sauté for 4 minutes at 100ºC on speed 1.
Insert apples into TM bowl and process for 7 seconds at speed 7 to break up apple into small pieces. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes at 90°C on speed 2 until skins are very soft. Add mushrooms and blend for 7 – 10 seconds at speed 7 to break up mushrooms a little. Use the spatula through the lid to push mushrooms down if needed. Once the mushrooms are in smallish pieces add the sherry and cook for 15 – 20 minutes at 90°C on speed 2.
Blend for 30 seconds by slowing going from speed 1 to speed 9. Make sure the measuring cup is firmly in place when doing this step.
Add the stock and cook for another 3 minutes at 90°C on speed 2.
Check for seasoning before placing in bowls.
Garnish with cream and herbs and serve with a glass of sherry.