Friday, September 24, 2010

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

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I’m still not really feeling much like being in the kitchen. Due to Mr. Surly being out of town on business for a couple days this week, I didn’t have to make any food. But when he returned I had to make something so I chose to make an easy, quick soup. The addition of the apple and apple juice adds a nice sweetness to this soup. It’s yummy as is, but I’m trying to experiment with different spices to try to jazz it up. This time I added cumin (probably my favorite spice), turmeric and a pinch of cayenne to give it a nice kick. Mr. Surly ate so much of this for dinner that I was lucky to get a picture of it before it disappeared.

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
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serves 4-6

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 gala apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 ½ to 2 Tbl butter
½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
2 c vegetable broth (chicken broth would work, too)
½ c apple juice (I just used an entire 6.75 fl oz juice box)
salt and pepper, to taste

optional spices:
pinch cayenne

In large pot or dutch oven, melt butter and sauté onion and nutmeg about 5 minutes. Add squash, apple, sweet potato, broth and juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer til veggies are tender, about 20-30 min. Puree with an immersion blender (or in a blender) til smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add any optional spices to taste, if desired.

Source: adapted from Tasty Kitchen

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claire said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

glad Mr. Surly chowed down!

This looks great- I love 1 pot meals; It makes life so much easier!

jennaseverythingblog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This soup sounds incredible. . . much more appetizing than the leftovers dinner I have planned for tonight. I love the idea of adding apple juice!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i want to try this. when i do i'll come and give my verdict. looks appetizing. do you eat it with anything else?

surlykitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i can't even describe how good this soup is. i serve it with some crusty bread, usually french baguette. my husband also eats a salad.

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