Butternut Squash and Apple Soup + Cheddar Cheese Scones

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Cheddar Cheese Scones

The weather here is miserable.  Cold, damp, dreary and dark.  It is the kind of Fall day that makes you wish you could just curl up and watch movies all day with a cup of tea in hand.  While this would have been my day pre-kids I decided to make today all about cooking some yummy, nutritious homemade warmth.

I chose two recipes. One, a family favorite, and one a new recipe.  The soup we have made many times before, but I wanted a fresh bread to go with it.  I thought these cheddar cheese scones would be great, and they most definitely were.

I would highly recommend both of these recipes whether you are looking for an easy dinner, or as part of a dinner party.  They met with great approval here in our home.

 Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

butternut squash and apple soup
Squash and apples cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (I used olive oil)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 4 red or golden apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (omit if you do not like a bit of spice in your soup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 1/2 cups water, plus more if needed
  • Sour cream, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Soup cooking away.  Puree once complete
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes. Add squash, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add apples, salt, cumin, coriander, ginger, cayenne, black pepper, stock, and the water (just enough to cover). Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes.
  3. Puree in batches in a food processor or blender until smooth, and return to saucepan. Heat over low, thinning with more water if necessary. To serve, ladle into shallow bowls; garnish if desired.

Check out the Cheddar Cheese Scone recipe which is the perfect accompaniment to this delicious soup.

Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious!! Does it freeze well? I have been looking for a butternut squash soup recipe and adding apples… what a great idea!

    I am visiting from Mom’s Monday Mingle – I am so grateful I did!

  2. This looks delicious! Squash and apple’s are one of my favourite combos, so I’m definitely going to have to give the soup a try. Perfect for a rainy day :)

  3. Those scones look YUMMY!!!

    New follower! Hope you will stop by and visit More Than Mommies! We would love for you to come by on Friday to help us make our first More than Mommies Mixer a success!!

    http://www.morethanmommies.net/2012/10/we-are-ready-to-party-almostmtmmixer.html

  4. Mmmm. I love butternut squash soup, especially on a cold night!

  5. Oh this soup looks wonderful as do the biscuits. I love making soups. I’ll have to give this one a try. Stopping by from Mom’s Monday Mingle and now following via GFC. I’d love for you to stop by my blog and follow back. :) I’d also like to invite you to share this recipe at my Monday party. http://www.thisgalcooks.com/p/monday-party.html

    Have a great evening!

    Julie
    http://www.thisgalcooks.com

  6. hi kerrie! i just linked up with you guys and am a new follower. come visit me when you have a chance. http://www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com
    oh, i mae pumpkin scones for the first time ever friday- i was so sure they would turn out dry (it’s hard for me to tell if they are done) and they were really good so I may need to try those scones for sure. thanks for co-hosting and have a fab day!

  7. Hi Kerrie! This soup looks AH-MAZE-ING. I will be trying it out this weekend, for sure! I saw this on @ Home Take 2’s party. So glad I did!
    Happy Halloween!

  8. OMG! Is this the soup I think it is??? This is an amazing soup, however I am not sure It will taste the same if I make it. I think it is best served with the company of two amazing friends! Love and miss you guys!!

  9. Lynne Palmer says:

    can you tell me the calories and fat for this soup, please?
    Thanks

  10. Everything looks awesome! I like that you added apples to the soup, I usually just garnish my squash soups with apples, but I like this way! Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s Meatless Monday :)
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  11. My dad always makes a squash soup in fall and it’s always a hit. I love that you added apples to yours, I will have to let him know to put them in next time he makes it!

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