To continue on with the apple recipes (as I still have so many from apple picking two weeks ago!!), I present you with a delicious soup recipe!! This might just be my favorite butternut squash soup now. Usually I do a coconut curry butternut squash soup, which is also delicious, but this is very different. The apples bring such a sweetness to this smooth and creamy perfect-for-fall soup. I got the recipe from the cookbook The Frugal Foodie, and it’s really easy to make!
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup (Adapted from The Frugal Foodie, serves 12)
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Small vidalia onions
- 3 Pounds butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 2 in pieces (tutorial on how I cut my butternut squash to follow!)
- 4 Gala apples (I used a mixture of apples we picked at the orchards)
- 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 5 Cups vegetable stock
- 1 Cup water
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider
- Salt and pepper to taste
Here’s how I cut my butternut squash so the pieces come out nice and even.
- Heat olive oil in a large pot and add your onions. Saute until soft and slightly brown. The more brown they get, the sweeter they will be, so if you have a super sweet tooth, go ahead and brown them up as much as you’d like.
- Add squash, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add cider, vegetable stock and water, then bring to a boil for 3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium, and cook partially covered until the butternut squash is soft (about a half hour).
- Cool slightly, and in batches, blend until completely smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!
I served mine with a hearty bread, and ate everything within oh…..5 minutes?
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