Winter Squash Soup {with Homemade Applesauce}
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Winter Squash Soup {with Homemade Applesauce}

Butternut and acorn squash are combined with carrots, onions, broth and a little bit of brown sugar. It is all roasted together in the oven for a hearty soup full of vitamins and nutrients.The perfect bowl of soup to curl up on the couch with on a cool night.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Nicole Crocker

Ingredients

For the soup

  • 2 Acorn squash
  • 1 Large butternut squash
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 3 Carrots ,peeled and halved
  • 1 Large onion ,thinly sliced
  • 48 ounces Chicken broth ,divided
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne

For the applesauce

  • 3 pounds Apples, peeled, cored and chopped (I used macintosh)
  • 1/2 Cup Water or apple juice/cider
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon ,optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Cut squash in half and scrape out seed and pulp and discard. Place squash with the cavity side facing up in a very large roasting pan. Fill each cavity with a tablespoon of butter and brown sugar. Arrange carrots and onion around squash. Fill pan with 2 cups of the chicken broth and tightly cover pan with aluminum foil. (Make sure it is sealed tightly or broth will evaporate and it may burn.) Bake for 2 hours.
  • Remove pan from oven. Remove aluminum foil carefully. Let vegetable cool for about 10 minutes. Scoop squash out of it's skin and place in a large stock pot. Discard skins. Add carrots, onion and any left over broth to the stockpot. Add cinnamon, cayenne pepper and remaining broth. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Puree the soup in a blender or food processor in batches. Return to a clean pot.

For the applesauce

  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • You can serve chunky or add to a blender and puree for a smoother texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 1127mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 14535IU | Vitamin C: 53.6mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2.1mg