Recipe by cynjne
"My friend Diana generously shared her wonderful Fall themed soup recipe. The medley of Autumn vegetables combine to make a wonderfully warm and comforting soup. Pair this with crusty bread and a salad, and dinner is served!"
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leeks (white and pale green parts only), chopped
potato, peeled and cubed
cubed butternut squash
Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
dry white wine
salt and pepper to taste
Wow, this was great. I was craving a soup like the Butternut Squash soup at Bruegger's Bagels. I think this outdoes theirs. I admit I did make a few changes/additions. I used a sweet potato for the regular potato, apple cider for the wine and added a dash of ginger and cumin. Oh, and I used a Honeycrisp apple (very similar to Granny Smith but not quite as tart) instead of the Granny Smith. I will definitely be making this one again. A tip for handling the butternut squash-microwave whole for a few minutes, let cool then cut in quarters, seed, peel and cube.
I thought this was going to be a fantastic soup, but it was super bland and not flavorful at all. I agree with some other reviewers on those counts. I followed the recipe exactly, without the optional wine. It was so bland what after we tried it, we went back and added a lot more things like cinnamon, cloves, more salt, just trying to get it to taste great but it still is just a very bland soup. I very much prefer the Creamy Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Soup from this site. NO comparison!!
I made this soup, leaving out the cream & using a hand-held blender. It was awesome! I made another recipe the next week & was so dissapointed that I had to find this again & write a review. The apple & carrots are the key to making this soup tasty and hearty.
Great base - experiment with spices how you like. Can substitute apple cider vinegar for wine.
Cinnamon is a great fit, with the apples & the squash.. as are nutmeg and ground cloves. Tastes better after a few days. I make ahead and freeze in jars to take to work :)
Perfect soup! A balance of tangy and mellow, sweet and savory , comforting, fresh, and wholesome. The only changes I made were to add a little celery that needed to be used, used heavy cream because that's what I've got, and to leave a little texture when I pureed it.. Garnished with beaten heavy cream and chives. Perfect, perfect, perfect. THANKS!
This was delicious, though I did not follow the recipe to a T. I was hoping to not add the cream (lactose intolerant) so I tried it before adding--delicious without it! This was a family hit.
We loved this soup. I followed the suggestion of using a sweet potato rather than white potato and liked that idea. Lazy me also used vegetable bouillon powder to make the stock. And I omitted the cream and didn't miss it. Will definitely add this to our list of favorite soups.
Love this soup. I've made it several times in the last few weeks. I used canned pumpkin in place of the squash to save on some time. I also never ever have leeks on hand so I used regular onions. Used butter substitute and fat free half and half. No need for the extra fat. This soup does not need it. I've also given it a few shakes of sage,thyme,rosemary and black pepper in addition to the nutmeg. Awesome soup. Just made it again tonight and added about 1 tspn of chopped fresh ginger just to give it some kick. It was super. Topped it with fat free sour cream and some homemade croutons (recipe from this site) Thanks for sharing !
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 106
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