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Two Peas and Their Pod: Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Yesterday we enjoyed a day off from work thanks to Veterans Day. I work for the government and Josh works for a bank so we usually get all of the random holidays off. We ran a lot of errands, took our friends' dog for a run/walk, relaxed, and of course did some cooking! The highlight of the day:)

We made a big batch of butternut squash soup.
We used a recipe from Elise at Simply Recipes and I am glad we did. The soup is delicious. I love the green apple thrown into the mix. It adds a little sweetness and a bit of tart too. The cinnamon and nutmeg just bring out the flavors in the butternut squash. The perfect fall soup!!

You puree it until desired consistency, but we kept it pretty thick. I love the orange color. This soup has few ingredien
ts and is so simple to make. I can't wait to have some for lunch today!!

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Adapted from Simply Recipes

1 yellow onion, chopped
1 rib of celery, chopped
I carrot, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, chopped
1 tart green apple, peeled, cored, chopped
(squash and apple should be at a 3 to 1 ratio)
3 cups vegetable broth
Pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper

Combine olive oil, onion, celery, and carrot in large saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes. Add squash, apple, and broth. Bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until squash is soft. Puree. Add spices to taste.

Serves 4-6.

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Blogger Erica said...

This sounds awesome but my emulsion blender is in storage :( I will save this for next fall!!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

What a beautiful soup! The immersion blender is great for soups!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said... the color of this soup and needless to say that it's so healthy as well.
Thanks for sharing.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Usha said...

This sounds awesome, the perfect fall soup, love the addition of apples to this soup....

6:55 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

I love butternut squash so much, but have never done a soup with it. I need to try this!

7:06 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I have been wanting to try butternut squash soup and haven't set on which recipe I am going to use yet. This one looks good. I am sure the apple added some flavor to it. It sure does look wonderful!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Delicious! I love all the sweet and spice flavors!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

mmm... looks so good... :)

7:20 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

It looks delicious and it will probably be better leftover.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow that looks delicious and full of wonderful flavors!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Daziano said...

Nice color indeed! And I love the idea of adding apples in a soup!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

This soup sounds so tasty. I love butternut and what a great pairing with the apples. :)

8:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

So healthy and tasty. It's pouring rain here today - I could go for a big bowl of this soup for lunch.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Looks beautiful!!!! And the combo with apple sounds really nice. What kind of immersion blender do you have? I am thinking of getting one.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh, so beautiful! Any day that produces a soup like this sounds like a good day to me! BTW, I made your tortellini soup last weekend -- so fabulous!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Yeah, you can't go wrong with Elise's recipes... I love squash soup-- perfect for these rainy days I've been having here!

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Yum! Looks delicious and good for you!!!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Really interesting and unique combination...I am turning into a soup junkie.

9:22 AM  
Blogger My Sweet & Saucy said...

A good soup like this sounds soooo good right now! The photos are calling out to me!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Oh this is one very gorgeous soup Maria! I always use my stick blender for souos they are good!

Maria ... I have tagged you to bake bread for a cause. Hope you don’t mind....

The link is here...

Cheers Rosie x

10:25 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh this soup sounds/looks so good! How fun to have a day off with your hubby! Time well spent!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

So pretty! The colors in your photos are gorgeous!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightful combination! I love the acidulated taste that the apple gives to that hearty soup...



10:55 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Yum that looks delicious!

10:56 AM  
Blogger anudivya said...

That looks super comforting. I did miss quite a few of your recipes over the week, didn't I? :(
Have added you to the "to follow" list. Am not gonna miss any more of your amazing goodies.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

A very comforting soup Maria:D

11:44 AM  
Blogger Suzana Parreira said...

A soup screaming Autumn allover! I really like the combination, and the spices. Beautiful colours too.

11:58 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

apples really? what a perfect idea. And this is one very healthy soup. Wish I had a boat motor (as Emeril calls it LOL).

12:02 PM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

Apple sounds an interesting addition. I love butternut squah so will have to try this

12:36 PM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Butternut squash soup is one of my favs, but the addition of apple just sends it over the top! I'm flagging this recipe for sure!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I've never made soup like this before, it sounds so good. I'm gonna have to try this. Thanks!

6:10 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I wish I had a day off and some of that soup. Bitter, party of 1.


6:43 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Veterans Day off? Lucky!

Haha nice job with the butternut apple soup. It looks delicious and I bet its just as good the second day. Maybe lunch should come earlier :)

5:03 AM  
Blogger Darius T. Williams said...

I bet this does taste good - I sure looks great. And that immersion blender that!


5:09 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great combination! It sounds lovely.

5:30 AM  
Blogger grace said...

i wish i had gotten veteran's day off. oh well--i would've been completely useless if i had. looks like you got stuff done--fabulous soup. its consistency looks perfect. :)

6:05 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

I just bought a big bag of precut butternut squash at Costco (so excited to find this!)...I've never made soup with it, I want to try this! It sounds so good!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

That soup looks amazing!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Oh, I want some of this!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

i would love to try this soup!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Banjo said...

Oh that looks lovely!! Thanks for the comment, love your site!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Omg this looks and sounds so good. I love soups and I think I'm going to make this very soon!


8:51 AM  

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