For me, no fall season is complete without making at least one batch of roasted butternut squash and apple soup. I begin to crave and long for this very soup once the end of September rolls around. With apple season just beginning and the last of the winter squash coming in, this soup is a marriage that is meant to be. The first crisp weekend that comes along in October and you better believe I am roasting up some squash to make this soup.
This soup is a cinch to make, simply roast the seasoned squash, apple and onion chunks then puree with stock and more seasonings. It’s a great soup to make a big batch of and freeze some for future use. The aroma of the roasting veggies will surely hypnotize you as they cook. To enhance the velvety richness of this soup add a dollop of or drizzle of some cultured cream and prepare for your taste buds to be comforted with delight.
- Serves 6
- 1 large butternut squash (alternatively you could use a smaller one and
- one small acorn squash), peeled, seeded, and cut into 2 -inch pieces
- 1 large onion, peeled and quartered
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tart, ﬁrm apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 8 tablespoons butter, ghee or coconut oil, melted and divided in half
- 4-5 cups homemade chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon curry powder or chipotle powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cultured cream or coconut cream
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- In a large roasting pan, toss the squash, onions, garlic, ginger and apples with the butter to coat. Season well with the salt, pepper and chipotle.
- Roast stirring every 10 minutes until the vegetables are fork tender and lightly browned, about 40 minutes.
- Place half of the vegetables with 2 cups of stock in a food processor and puree until smooth. Repeat with the remaining vegetables and 2 more cups of stock.
- Return pureed mixture to a chef's pan or small stockpot through a mesh strainer to remove any bits that haven't gotten pureed. If the soup is too thick, add more broth, or add some cultured cream. Correct the seasoning and heat to a simmer, then serve.
- Alternatively, you can substitute pears for apples. Grate some fresh nutmeg over top of each bowl and serve.
- To make this dairy free, use coconut oil and coconut cream.
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