Soup Addict – Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Last week while grocery shopping in town I picked up a huge beautiful butternut squash. I have no idea why I bought one of this size, and I definitely didn’t have any plans for it at the time. Olive wanted to sit with it the entire way home, and then she wanted to play with it for a few days. I am more and more fascinated with the things that fascinate babies! Finally, when she let the squash out of her tight grasp, I found the perfect recipe that was worthy of such a lovely vegetable!
This Butternut Squash Apple Soup is to die for, mind you, it is a little sweeter than a hearty vegetable soup. It is a nice, light change of pace for the usual soup that graces our kitchen! And who can turn down anything with curry? This recipe makes a very large pot that is going to last us a few days, so if you aren’t looking for soup for days, make sure to half the recipe!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons good olive oil
- 4 cups chopped yellow onions
- 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
- 5 pounds butternut squash
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet apples, such as mcintosh
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups good apple cider or juice
- Warm the butter, olive oil, onions, and curry powder in a large stockpot uncovered over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until the onions are tender. Stir occasionally, scraping the bottom of the pot.
- Peel the squash, cut in half, and remove the seeds. Cut the squash into chunks. Peel, quarter, and core the apples. Cut into chunks.
- Add the squash, apples, salt, pepper, and 2 cups of water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes, until the squash and apples are very soft. Puree the soup coarsely in the bowl of a food processor or blender.
- Pour the soup back into the pot. Add the apple cider or juice and enough water to make the soup the consistency you like; it should be slightly sweet and quite thick. Check the salt and pepper and serve hot.
- Garnish with chopped green onions, crispy bacon and a spoonful of sour cream!
- Make it disappear!
Olive says “EAT UP!”