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Butternut Squash + Apple Soup Recipe by Offbeat + Inspired

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Hints of Fall Flavors

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As the cold wind whisks by, the thought of curling up with a hot bowl of soup sounds just right, and we are quite fond of Butternut Squash & Apple Soup for just this occasion. A spoonful of pureed butternut squash with hints of apple, sage and nutmeg is a wonderful way to keep warm and satisfy fall soup cravings. When you make this, be sure to invite a friend or two over to enjoy a bowl with you. It’s a treat that shouldn’t be kept a secret.

Butternut Squash + Apple Soup
 
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Serves: 10-11 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 medium apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly group black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour (or regular all-purpose flour)
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3-3½ lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sage leaves, garlic, onion, apples, salt and pepper. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, or until onions are tender and translucent.
  2. Add flour, thyme and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 1 more minute. (Add about ¼ cup of stock if the mixture starts to stick to the bottom of the pot.)
  3. Pour in broth and add the squash. Bring to a boil and cook until squash is tender (about 25 minutes).
  4. Add milk, honey and nutmeg and let simmer on low for another 10 minutes.
  5. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender, allow soup to cool for a bit and then transfer to a regular blender to puree.
  6. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Add additional broth if you want a thinner soup.
  7. Transfer to bowls for serving. Garnish with fresh sage leaves and serve with Apple-Gruyere Crostini. Find the recipe for the crostini here.

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Lexington, KY

Sarah and Tiffany are the great minds behind the Offbeat + Inspired blog. They’ve grown as friends through the 20 years they've known each other, and now they are on this blogging adventure together. Offbeat + Inspired explores the realm of cooking, DIY, crafting, fashion and more.  

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