Thursday, September 16, 2010

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Fall is slowly arriving even if we want it or not.  And I have many fall recipes to share with you. My first fall recipe is a Butternut Squash & Apple soup. If you did not know by now I am a huge soup lover. I eat soups all year around but when falls hits I make lots of them. 

For those that are new to Butternut Squash it is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It grows on a vine. I never knew what it was until i came to the US.

Now, this soup is very easy.  If you have chicken stock around then all you have to is put all these ingredients in the pot and let it simmer and then puree.  Could not be easier.  Make sure you use some tart apples for the soup.

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Yields: 6-8 serving | Prep Time: 45 minutes

1 1/2 qt of chicken stock
2 lb butternut squash cut in small cubes
2 tart apples (peeled) cut into small cubes
2 shallots chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
1 tsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Prepare the chicken stock or heat it up if you had some stored away.  Add squash, apples, shallots, and herbs. Simmer covered for 30 minutes or until all vegetables are soft and tender.

Puree in food processor until the consistency you like.  Return to pan and add half and half. Add salt and pepper and simmer for a few more minutes. Taste for any additional seasoning.

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22 Responses to “Butternut Squash Apple Soup”

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    Maddie — September 16, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    Yay, a fellow soup fiend! I got addicted to them in college, when I wanted an easy way to feed myself for an entire week without cooking every night.

    I think I’ll make this soup on Saturday — what a great way to use up the butternut squash I just got in my CSA bag, and to dip my toe into fall, too.

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

      Maddie – Ohh then you have a best friend. I have 4 soups i made in the last week. I haven’t posten them all yet. Didn’t want to scare people with a bunch of soups :). Let me know what you thought of the butternut squash recipe.

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    Helena S / Bara en kaka till — September 16, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    Vilken superfin blogg du har! I love it! Jag har förresten undrat länge över vad butternut squash heter på svenska?

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

      Hej Helena – Åh du fick mig att tänka och googla lite. Det heter butternutpumpa tydligen. Titta här – http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butternutpumpa. Man lär sig något varje dag. Vad skoj att du kom förbi.

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    Carrie — September 16, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    My favorite thing in the fall is butternut squash fries, so delicious! I always wanted to get into squash soups, but somehow my squashes all end up as fries. Except acorn squash. I eat that right out of the halves.

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

      Carrie – Ohh i am going to have try butternut squash fries. I make sweet potatoe fries all the time but not butternut squash. Thanks for letting me know.

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    Matpolisen — September 16, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    That’s a lovely recipe. I might actually make something inspired by it. The kids here are not too happy about butternut squash, but I might have them eat it anyway, haha. I’m evil. 🙂

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

      Hej Matpolisen – jag läser din blogg och tycker den är jätte trevlig. Glad att du är här. Kanske om du lägger äpple i så tycker barner om det mer?

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    tina — September 16, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    Mmm, lovely!

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

      Hej Tina – Vad skoj att du kom förbi. Många hälsningar!

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    redmenace — September 16, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    I just love Fall foods and soups! I especially love anything with squash. Thanks for sharing!

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

      Robin – Hi there again. What else do you make with Squash? Always looking for new things?

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    thisnomad — September 16, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    Hey, Delishhh! Thanks for visiting my little corner of the world. Your blog is amazing. I’ll be stopping back here more often. It’s cool that we both know Julie – she was my college roommate for four years. 🙂

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

      Hi there again – i had no idea she was your college roommate for 4 years. After high school i kind of lost touch with Julie and then when facebook came i found her again and she lives 2 hours from me. Small world.

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    Mary — September 19, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    This is a lovely soup. It sounds as tasty as it is beautiful. I found your blog via the Project Food Blog competition and I am so glad I did. I love the food and recipes you feature here. I’ll be back to see your entry in the next leg of the competition. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

    • Delishhh replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

      Mary – Thank so much for stopping by. I am a huge soup lover so you will see lots of soups here. I am jumping over to your blog now.

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