Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Add shallots and sauté 2 minutes.
Add parsnips and sauté 3 minutes more.
Add apples and stir 1 minute.
Add curry powder, coriander and garlic powder, stir to coat.
Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
Either with an immersion blender or working in batches, puree soup in blender or food processor until smooth, thinning with more broth if desired.
Return soup to clean pot and bring to a simmer.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
To serve divide between bowls and garnish with olive oil and sliced apple if desired.
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