Sunday, December 5, 2010

Souper Sunday: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

This is one of my personal favorites ... adapted from a recipe that I found many years ago via Epicurious. Another soup well-suited to sipping from a mug! So creamy and delicious.

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cubed (about 4 cups)
1-2 32-ounce box(es) of vegetable broth
1 apple, peeled, cored, diced*
1/2 cup apple juice or the fresh juice of 1 apple**
Optional: Sour cream and chopped chives for garnish

Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onions and nutmeg for about 5 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Add squash, broth, apple and juice. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes or until squash and apple are tender. Carefully puree until soup is smooth. Add water or more broth (if on hand) to reach the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with sour cream and chives if desired. Makes 6-8 servings.

*Fuji, Gala or Red Delicious apples work well in this soup.
** I juice one fresh Granny Smith apple in my Breville. Love the tanginess!


More soup recipe(s) needed as soon as possible! I have no other submissions in the queue and I'm already running low on personal soup recipes to share ... weeks before winter's official arrival. I'm counting on you to help me keep Souper Sundays posts going until March.

Please send your recipe(s) to me via e-mail ( along with:

1) A photo of the soup, you, you + the soup, or anything that captures the mood of the season; and
2) A link to the blog or website to which you would like to be linked.

Happy cooking!

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