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Butternut Squash Soup


From Country Living

Butternut Squash Soup, seasoned with the zesty flavors of fresh apples and apple brandy, warms and nourishes guests coming in from the brisk autumn weather. Add an unexpected twist to the first course: Sprinkle soup with popcorn tossed with melted butter and seasoned with cayenne, cumin, curry, and salt for a crunchy alternative to traditional croutons.

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  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup(s) chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 pound(s) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 3 cup(s) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) apple cider
  • 1/4 cup(s) apple brandy
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground pepper
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Servings 8
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 80mins


Step 1

•Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and apple and sauté for 5 more minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil.
•Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the squash is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
•In small batches, carefully puree the soup in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Read more: Butternut Squash Soup - Country Living

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