Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

This is my go-to recipe for a cozy fall soup.  I've made it a few different ways in the past. Once roasting the squash with brown sugar and a little maple syrup and another time with smoky chorizo. This time I kept it simple so the butternut squash and apples could 
stand out.

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
serves 6-8
4 tablespoons butter
2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
4 apples, peeled and diced (golden delicious work best but I just used what I brought home from the orchard)
2 teaspoons each salt and pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
3/4 cups apple cider
2 cups vegetable stock

1 medium onion, diced
In a large stock pot, add 2 tablespoons butter. Add diced onion and a little salt and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.  Add butternut squash and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the apples and spices and stir until everything is coated. Pour in the vegetable stock and apple cider and bring to a boil. Reduce, and let simmer 25 minutes. Puree with a hand blender until creamy and smooth. Add in the last 2 tablespoons of butter before serving.


German Mama said...

This sounds great. I nice hearty soup for cold day.

Sue/the view from great island said...

I love anything with butternut squash and apples, and I saw both at the farmer's market, so I guess now is the perfect time to make this.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Butternut apple is one of our favorites - thanks for a great recipe!

Shutterbug said...

This is the perfect soup for fall! Thanks for the recipe! It looks yummy! :)

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful combination looks delicious

Happy When Not Hungry said...

What a great combo! Perfect for fall. Yum!

Chelsea said...

I've never thought to use traditionally sweet flavors (apples, cinnamon) in a soup! This sounds so nice and comforting!

momdecuisine said...

When my son was a baby, pureed apples and butternut squash was one of his favorites. I love this "grown up" version!

Max said...

Did you use ground dried ginger or fresh grated ginger?

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a delicious recipe, I love all the flavors! :)

Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

I used dried ginger Max but you could use grated! You might have to alter how much though!

Thanks for all your sweet comments everyone!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

I'll have to try this out with the apple. I have a wonderful butternut squash soup recipe that I love, but this sound so darn delicious!

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

Yum! Great recipe for fall.

Jeanette said...

This cool fall weather is making me crave butternut squash soup - love the spices and apples in your recipe.

Vicki Bensinger said...

I have a similar recipe that I've been wanting to make only mine has curry in it that my husband won't eat. I love the spices in yours and apple cider. I may try using some of your spices and omitting my curry.

Butternut squash soup is perfect for fall.


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