Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup

I enjoy making soups this time of year especially soups that showcase the seasons fall vegetables.  Not too mention that I am recovering from a food coma from the holiday eating and soup does a body good.

The flavor and color foundation of the butternut squash is enhanced with carrots, apple and onion.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup
Serves 4
Recipe from Allrecipes

2 tablespoons butter
2 large leeks (white and pale green parts only). Chopped.
1 large onion, chopped
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
2 cups cubed butternut squash
1 cup diced carrots
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 quart chicken stock
1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
1/2 cup light cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped chives
1.  Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.  Stir in leeks and onions, and cook until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add potato, squash, carrots, apple and chicken stock.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, until the vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes.
2.  Carefully puree the soup in batches in a blender or an immersion blender to puree the soup in the pot. Once the soup has been pureed, return it to the pot and stir in wine and cream.  Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper; simmer gently for 5 minutes.  Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped chives.

43 thoughts on “Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup

  1. I would like to get an immersion blender. What a handy kitchen tool that would be. As always, Velva, this loks absolutely fantastic. Lovely colors and so appealing to the palate!


  2. I almost have the gumption to try making butternut squash soup again, and this looks like a good way to do it! I haven't had apple with squash, I am more of a curry kinda guy, but maybe some curry, apple and squash will work out 🙂


  3. I love leeks with anything – and they are so lovely in a soup. Nutmeg and butternut squash is also a wonderful taste combination to me. Lovely looking soup. I can never have enough soup recipes!!!YUM!Also, my computer fellow is coming today, and my site \”should\” be fixed by tomorrow… regarding ease of opening. I will be crossing my fingers!:)Valerie


  4. I LOVE butternut squash and have had a similar soup one time and LOVED it. It’s suppose to snow here this weekend and I think this soup would definitely do a body good 🙂 Thanks for the recipe. Love your blog!


  5. OK – here's the \”thing\” – when my site looks like it is not opened… scroll down… it IS there… just scroll down. We are actually going to get that fixed.YEAH!See if scrolling works!XO


  6. I have four butternut squash sitting in my kitchen screaming \”make me into something\”. In fact, I have everything except leeks. I think soup is in order for the next month or so. Best,Bonnie


  7. Satisfaction guaranteed – can't beat that! It certainly looks and sounds delicious. And I know what you mean about a food coma, it's so nice to be eating regular foods again. Happy new year to you!


  8. i am on a soup making kick here too..this looks wonderful…me too…i just have a thing for cookbooks…went into the bookstore looking for a novel to read for winter …and come out with another cookbook. i would rather read this..and then bake !!!!happy new year to you too, my friendkary:-)


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