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Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Hey Guys,  This soup is a pretty as delicious!  A great easy dinner with crusty bread and house salad, or an ideal starter for a fall dinner party.  This will become one of your favorite autumn soups.  Bon Appetit!

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup


Ingredients


  • 4 Butternut Squash
  • #10 Can of Apples
  • 2 Tbsp. of Minced Garlic
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Oranges
  • 2 Spanish Onions, Chopped
  • 1/2 C of Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 C of Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. of Ground Nutmet
  • 1/2 Gallon of Whole Milk
  • 4 Qts. Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper

Directions


  1. Peel and dice butternut squash in 3/4 to 1 inch cubes.  Place squash in kettle and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for 1/2 hour until tender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 1/2 hour.
  3. Use the blender or food processor and whip until smooth

Bon Appetit


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