Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

By Food + Drink Contributor Sara Little

I love this soup because it embodies all the late fall/early winter flavors I crave - and it is super easy. It's also another recipe that can be easily adapted to work for babies as well.

5 c Water
6 c Butternut Squash (2 whole squashes or 2 small packages of the already cubed squash)
1 Apple
1/2 Yellow Onion
3 Cloves of Garlic
1/2-1 T Red Curry Powder
2 T Better than Broth (Vegetable or Chicken)

Clean the squash and apple, then roughly chop. Chop the onion and garlic. Saute the apple and onion in a little butter until soft. While you saute, bring the water to boil, add the Better than Broth, and then add the cubed squash and curry powder. You'll want to start with a 1/2 tablespoon of red curry powder if you are sensitive to the heat from curry. (I use a full tablespoon because my daughter Piper actually loves the intense spice!) Boil for 5 to 10 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer on the stove top for 30 to 40 minutes. After the squash has softened and the flavors have had time to incorporate, you can remove from the heat and blend with a hand emulsifier or wait for it to cool a bit and put into a processor.

For adults, serve with a dollop of creme fraiche and a crusty roll. For baby, I simply stick this soup in her favorite sippy cup with a straw and she gulps it down with joy. It's the best for warming your soul after a long day in the cold! -Sara

Big thanks to Sara for sharing yet another fantastic recipe that works for both adults and the little ones! I grabbed all of the ingredients to make this yesterday and can't wait to try it out tonight. Sara is an event planner and "expert in indulgence" who has lived in the heart of Sonoma County California's wine country for 12 years.  In addition to sharing her favorite foods and wines, recipes and more as our Food and Drink Contributor, she plans unique, personalized getaways to and events in wine country for her hospitality business, Wine Country Goodness, and travels the country in search of the best places to stay, explore, eat, and drink. You can also find Sara on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.



  1. This looks and sounds really yummy for chilly winter nights. I pinned it!

  2. This looks delicious and I love that it's healthy too!

  3. i would have never thought to put apple in a soup, genius!

  4. This sounds absolutely delicious - and because it's that time in the afternoon when I find myself cravin a snack even though I'm still at work, my mouth is practically watering looking at the photos! I especially love the idea of topping the finished product with a dollop of creme fraiche. Yum! Yep. Definitely need that snack.

  5. Sounds delicious and my kind of soup :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I've never mixed squash and apples before. Now I am curious to try this!


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