Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday's Soup/Cheddar Apple Butternut Squash Soup

Well, she's at it again!!! ;)

My sister-in-law sent me a link to a soup recipe. She wrote nothing in her message, just a picture of the soup, and a link to the recipe. When I read the ingredients, my first thought was, "hmmm, I'm not sure about this one." But I thought about it for a while, and decided to give it a try. Initially, I was going to play around with the ingredients, but the more I thought about the recipe, the more intrigued I was, so I decided to just go for it. Well, I am VERY happy that I did. 

The recipe is from the blog, Half Baked Harvest. You may remember that I made a recipe of hers a year ago, Wild Rice and Havarti Stuffed Acorn Squash. It was delicious!, and this soup is as well. It's a vegetarian soup, but not vegan. The mix of spice, and nuts, and apples is just amazing! You can find the recipe for Cheddar Apple Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble HERE.    

To make the soup, you will begin by sauteing the onions along with a honey crisp apple. Be sure to saute the 2 together as the apple and the onion infuse each other with flavor. As you can see, I left the skin on my apple.

The cinnamon pecan crumble is a must. Although it has 2 tablespoons of maple syrup in it, it is not sweet, and provides the perfect crunch to the soup.

Another apple is sauteed in butter for 5 to 8 minutes. As you can see, I sauteed mine until it had begun to brown. 

After the apple slices have browned, 1 tablespoon of honey is added along with a little thyme. Again, don't skip this step as it really adds such a lovely flavor to the soup.

To serve, dish up the soup, top with a few slices of the apple, and as much crumble as you would like, and enjoy!

I used unsweetened almond milk in my soup rather than the whole milk. The recipe also says to use 1 to 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. I went all out and used the entire 2 cups. Again, wonderful.  

This is the time of year that I love to make squash soups. I now have a new one to add to my collection :)

Again, you can find the recipe HERE. If you like squash soup, I think you'll love this one.  


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