Great simple recipe. I used about 16 oz homemade chicken stock and 16 oz water (butternut and apples contribute lots of water). I also used Gala and Golden Delicious apples and a single piece of wheat bread. The soup was a bit sweet for my taste after the puree, so my bf had the idea to add grated sharp Italian cheese (in this case provolone, but Parmesan or similar would work well). We left out the cream and it was amazing. Good combination of fresh, simple ingredients for a warming, hearty soup!
To speed things up, I halved, de-seeded (is that a word?!) and microwaved the squash for about 5 minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes, it was easier to peel and chop. While it was in the microwave I sauteed the onion and apple in 2 TBSP olive oil. Then added the squash to give the vegetables that "roasted" flavor. I also didn't add the bread, but used only 10 ounces of water(versus 20). I used fat-free half and half instead of the cream. Also added 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger. Great recipe, and can be changed based on what you have in the cupboard.
Incredible flavor and an easy recipe to make. I made a couple of changes. I omitted the bread (and calories that go with it). I didn't have double strength chicken stock so I added chicken base with the stock. I also omitted the water. This gets ten stars in my book. I'll be making this again soon to keep on hand in my freezer. Thank you so much for sharing this gem!
I made this delicious soup with the canned pumpkin instead of squash, and it was really amazing just how simple and easy this was to prepare. I reduced the recipe size to 2 servings, and it worked out just fine. Even after adding the cream in too early by mistake, the flavors just jumped out and seemd blended, yet, distinct. Great recipe with huge bread croutons!!!
I had the pleasure of meeting AnnMarie when I was in my early 20s. She gave me her cookbook as a present and this is one of my favorite recipes. I've probably made it at least once a year for the past 25 years and I love it just as much as I did then. It's so easy and if you can stand not putting the cream in, incredibly healthy.
I have made this soup about 6 times now and this is my DH favorite soup he always says he understands why "Jackie O" loved this soup, it is amazing. I don't add the bread to the soup I make croutons instead other than that; I use whatever apples I have on hand. It turns out absolutely perfect every time!
I was looking for a new way to use squash and decided to try this soup. (we also have an abundance of apples after visiting the orchard!) My three year old is always asking for soup and I like to try new recipes. Well, it was a hit with both her and myself! I scaled it down and just eyeballed the ingredients, it's rare for me to measure anything but it came out perfect. I think it's pretty foolproof. Great consistency!
This was excellent! I used a can of organic butternut squash that I had on hand and this turned out amazingly! My husband doesn't even like butternut squash and he loved it! Definitely a keeper. Thank you!
Best soup in the world! I used Swanson chicken broth in a box and added 3 boullions. Also garnished with bacon bits when served. Used red gala apples b/c that's all I had...worked fine. My husband hates butternut, but he really liked this soup!
Really good. I loved the hint of sweetness from the apples.