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Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Recipe photo courtesy of Bryan Gardner

Cook the veggies (and apple), get out the blender, and your work is done.

Source: Whole Living, January/February 2012
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  • mkwirkus
    16 JAN, 2012
    Do you have to peel the butternut squash?
    • CKL22117210
      17 MAY, 2019
      Yes, peel the squash. But if you roast it, it is much easier. Just slice length-wise, take seeds out, and roast. You can then just scrape the squash out of the shell. And roasting makes the squash so much more flavorful.
  • shardan295
    23 OCT, 2018
    Loved the pureed texture and flavour. As some had recommended I did up on double spices. Used vegetable broth vs. water and 4 cups instead of three.. Next time I would add one more carrot. Started off with extra cup of squash...just because it was there and did not use butternut. It was a strangely most are unique. Reminded me of a garlic shape. My rural market owner recommended it and I loved it...a bit extra flavour I think. Certainly NO fear of being bland...loved it!!! If it is a wee bit too thick tomorrow...I will add a dollop of sour cream ! I might have to try it tonight! Keep having fun in the is the spice of life when you mix it up..🙃
  • LittleRedFrog
    14 JAN, 2014
    The soup is "alright". It tastes nice but isn't my favourite soup ever. I made half a batch which means I had it for 3 days - that was about 200 ml (about a cup) and that's not much for a lunch at work. I added a little bit of water as it thickened overnight but that still wasn't much. Today, I cubed an avocado in it and it made it a little better - but I'm a sucker for avocados so it might not work for everyone. This isn't part of the recipes I will make again.
  • kattyface
    25 MAR, 2013
    This recipe is delicious. It has a wonderful layering of flavors. In addition, I add an apple cider syrup that I have to highlight the autumn goodness of this dish. Serve it with parmesan crisps, or warm biscuits!
  • Jenny Herritz
    3 MAR, 2013
    This was good, but a little on the bland side. We used stock just to spruce it up, and it was still a little bland. Because it's so healthy, I would try it again, but I think I'd try doubling the spices.
  • Kimberly Genaw
    3 DEC, 2012
    Easy, quick, satisfying new fav for squash soups! I added sweet potato ... divine :0)
  • rhieng
    8 AUG, 2012
    still eating this long after the cleanse, absolutely my favorite recipe! I've even experimented with substituting sweet potatoes instead of squash it was just as delicious
  • EKEpling
    14 JUN, 2012
    Delicious! Love the sweetness that the apple brings, and the pumpkin pie-ish spices. I also added vegetable stock (per other user reviews) to give it more flavor.
  • mandajean526
    25 MAR, 2012
    The first time I made this, I followed the recipe to a "T" and it was very good. The second time, I made some changes. I used homemade vegetable stock (unsalted) instead of the water and it brought this soup up to a whole other level - without having to roast the vegetables as other reviewers suggest. Absolutely delicious - my favorite recipe in this cleanse plan by far!
  • Nettin
    20 MAR, 2012
    Not a fan. I had to add extra salt just to eat it. But then, I don.t like squash. Did not like the texture either. So far this cleanse has been really tough. I'm not really liking the recipes so far with the exception of the smoothies. I hope everyone else is doing good.

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