Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs 6 mins
A Cuisinart slow cooker recipe. Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock for a vegetarian alternative.
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups onions, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup celery, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger
- 3 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 inch cubes (weigh after peeling & seeding)
- 1 lb apple, peeled, cored &, cut into wedges
- 1⁄4 cup white rice
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add onions& celery and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the vegetables are translucent.
- Add curry powder and ginger and cook for 5 to 6 minutes longer over low heat, until veggies are softened and spices are fragrant.
- Place butternut squash, apples, and rice in slow cooker (in that order).
- Add veggie mixture from skillet.
- Add chicken stock, salt and pepper.
- Cook on high for 1 hour, then reduce to low temperature and cook 5 additional hours.
- Puree the soup to a completely smooth texture with hand blender or blender.
I found this soup to be delightful and easy as pie. I too confess to using uncooked rice, (the recipe wasn't clear) but the end result left me wondering if it was a mistake at all. After pureeing, it was like silk. I thoroughy enjoyed evry bite. Oh, and I used half chicken and half vegetable stock.
Nice soup that virtually screams fall! I've had butternut-apple soup before, but I chose this one because of the curry. I was amazed at how nicely this thickened up. The apples give it a little sweetness and depending on what curry powder you use, there's a bit of heat too. I used fresh grated ginger (didn't measure, but it was probably around a tablespoon) and a hand/stick blender to puree it. Thank you!
Wonderful soup. My squash weighed in at about 2.25 pounds after peeling and seeding, so rather than cutting into another one, I scaled the recipe accordingly. I used minced fresh ginger, Granny Smith apples, and jasmine rice. Really enjoyed it--thanks for posting!