Recipe by melissa*
I got this recipe from about.com and it was written by Fiona Haynes. I'm adding this because this is a great recipe and tastes great, wonderful on a cool autumn night. "Acorn Squash has a slightly earthier taste than butternut squash, which complements the sweetness of the apple and mild spice of the curry powder. Enjoy this acorn squash and apple soup with some crusty whole-grain bread." -Fiona Haynes
- 1 acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth or 2 cups vegetable broth
Directions See How It's Made
- Pierce acorn squash with a fork, and place on a paper towel in the microwave for 8-10 minutes. Pierce with tip of knife to see if it’s tender. Carefully remove from microwave.
- Allow to cool, then halve the acorn squash lengthwise.
- Scoop out seeds and fibers.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium pot or Dutch oven. Sauté onions and apples for 5 minutes, until softened. Sprinkle curry powder and stir well.
- Scoop the flesh of the acorn squash from the skin and add to pot. Discard skin.
- Pour in chicken or vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Using a hand blender or a regular blender, puree the soup until smooth. Serves 4
- Per Serving: Calories 145, Calories from Fat 2.8g (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 37mg, Fiber 4.3g, Protein 2.6g.