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Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

A curry-infused butternut broth to serve hot or cold
Butternut and Apple Soup with Chunks of apple for garnish

There is something about butternut that is just so comforting. Try this light summer soup served hot or cold — it's perfect at any time of day.

This recipe is courtesy of Juicy Juice.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 7 Cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 Granny Smith apples - 1 peeled, cored and chopped, the other cored and diced small for garnish with lemon juice.
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 Cups apple juice, preferably Juicy Juice 100% Juice brand
  • 4 Cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream, for serving

Directions

Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add butternut squash and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes.

Add peeled, chopped apple (reserving small-diced apple), salt, pepper, ginger, curry powder, coriander, cayenne pepper (if using), apple juice and 3 1/2 cups broth. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until squash and apples are very soft.

Using an immersion blender, purée soup in pot until very smooth, thinning with remaining 1/2 cup broth, if desired. Or, carefully ladle soup into a traditional blender, and blend in batches until all soup is blended, thinning as desired. Return to medium-low heat. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired.

Serve topped with a dollop of sour cream and diced apples.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving123
Total Fat4g6%
Sugar9gN/A
Saturated0.3g1.4%
Protein2g3%
Carbs23g8%
Vitamin A656µg73%
Vitamin B60.2mg11.1%
Vitamin C28mg46%
Vitamin E3mg13%
Vitamin K3µg4%
Calcium73mg7%
Fiber3g12%
Folate (food)37µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)37µg9%
Iron1mg6%
Magnesium48mg12%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus51mg7%
Polyunsaturated0.7gN/A
Potassium525mg15%
Sodium320mg13%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.6%
Zinc0.3mg1.7%