Winter Squash and Apple Soup

This soup is one of my favorites. Simple, easy and – especially on a snowy winter day – it makes the whole place smell wonderful.

2 cups butternut, buttercup or other winter squash, peeled, seeded & chopped
2 cups sweet potato, peeled & chopped
3 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored & chopped (Spartan, Macintosh or similar)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups water or just enough to cover apples and veggies
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon Chinese 5 spice or pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Bring the vegetables, apples and water to a boil in a saucepan on high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer 30 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender. Add the seasonings and use a blender to process the mixture. Heat in the saucepan again on low heat until hot. Keeps 3 – 5 days refrigerated. Serves 6.

Notes: “Winter squash” is used to describe hard-shelled varieties that be stored for months; it is distinct from thin-skinned “summer squash” such as zucchini and pattypan. Of course, these days, both types are available year-round. Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice and nutmeg.

I found this recipe on SOAR (The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes), a site that has evolved into RecipeSource.com. The original posting gives credit to Jeanne Marie Martin’s Vegan Delights.

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  1. Ada said

    This came out great! It’s now one of my favorite soups.

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