Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup is a full-flavored soup that’s perfect for the autumn season. Serve with some crusty bread and dinner is done.

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I always notice the different types of squash at the grocery store and hesitate to purchase them. I’m a bit intimidated when it comes to cooking them. Once I made spaghetti squash since it was described to me as “fool proof,”…yeah not so much!  Somehow I managed to mess it up anyway.

I’ve had trouble finding recipes where I’m not prepping my little heart out or where I don’t mess it up epically. This little soupy creation was thankfully the exception, all around. Serve this with some crusty bread and you have a wonderful fall dinner!

I’ll admit, I cheated a little bit on the prep with this one, but sometimes its okay! I bought a container of butternut squash that was already peeled, seeded AND cut into small cubes. Yes, it was a total convenience and time-saver. I did peel and core the apple and chopped the onion. So I didn’t leave it all up to the guys behind the produce counter after all. 😉

Other recipes perfect for Autumn: 

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter
Slow Cooker Pumpkin ButterEasy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
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Creamy Pumpkin Crisp
Creamy Pumpkin Crisp | Who Needs A Cape?

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 32 oz. butternut squash (peeled, seeded and cut into 1" cubes)
  • 3 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Gala apple (peeled, cored and diced)
  • 1/2 c. apple juice
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. white pepper
  • Sour cream & chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and nutmeg and saute until onion begins to brown (approximately 5 mins.).
  2. Add squash, broth, apple and apple juice. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered till both squash and apple are tender (approximately 30 mins.).
  3. After removing from heat, puree soup in blender till smooth (do in small batches).
  4. Once all soup has been pureed, return to pot and add salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  5. Simmer over low heat, thinning with more broth/juice if desired.
  6. Ladle soup into bowls and top with sour cream and chives - or try garlic croutons like I did!
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Comments

  1. This sounds delicious. I love butternut squash and I am going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Shared this on my facebook page.

  2. This sounds like the perfect recipe for a fall soup to warm your body and soul!

  3. It’s a very unique soup and sounds very interesting!
    Something I just have to try 🙂

  4. Oh yum, I love butternut squash soup, and adding apple sounds like it would be just perfect for fall! In case you didn’t see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I’m stopping by to pin, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don’t already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.com/13-comfort-food-recipes-for-fall/

  5. I love this recipe! The combination of squash and apples is perfect.

    Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. I am so glad you stopped by and shared.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this post at last weeks Saturday Spotlight on Angels Homestead!

    Hope to see you again this week!

    April

  7. Your Butternut Squash and Apple Soup looks fabulous, I just love the combination. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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