Butternut Squash Apple Soup

This recipe is a family fall favorite in my house. It’s rich and creamy, but mostly healthy and super easy to pull together!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

What You’ll Need:
2 cups pre-peeled and cubed butternut squash
2 cups peeled, cored and cubed apples (choose a sweet and flavorful variety!)
½ large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
2 tbs. unsalted butter
2 cups chicken stock
½ cup half and half
¼ cup sliced, roasted almonds
¼ cup dried cranberries
½ cup crumbled goat cheese

Steps:
Halve a large sweet onion, peel and roughly chop, then set aside.
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Peel and core apples, roughly chop and set aside.
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Melt two table spoons of butter in a large heavy bottomed pot. Once butter is melted, add onions and ½ tsp of salt and cook until translucent.
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Once onions are translucent, add squash to pot and cook until tender. Once tender, add apples and cook until begin to look soft. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. When a boil has been reached, lower heat to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook for another 5 minutes. After 15 minutes, total, remove pot from heat and use an immersion blender to puree until desired silkiness. I prefer a little bit of texture. Add half and half when done pureeing.
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Ladle soup into bowls and top each with evenly divided almonds, cranberries and goat cheese. Serve and enjoy!
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Cook’s Note: For a lighter soup, leave out half and half or substitute with a peeled and seeded Haas avocado. For extra texture, add crumbled, crisped pancetta to toppings.

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