Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Favorite Soup Ever

I don't know what it is about Fall, but once the cool weather hits I want to eat every pumpkin thing possible (maybe also because I'm preggo). I have been making a lot of yummy pumpkin things lately-pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin dip and pumpkin/squash soup.
The soup has been my favorite so far, so thought I would share the recipe. This was my first attempt of homemade soup, so I was thrilled with how yummy it was! The base of the recipe is from my friend, but I added and took away some things. The best part is you don't really need to measure, and you can add more or less of ingredients to fit your taste buds.
So here it is...

~Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup~

One large Butternut Squash peeled and chopped
2 apples (I used Gala) peeled and chopped
Chopped sweet onion to taste (I used about half a small onion)
3 Tbsp of butter
One can of pumpkin puree
salt and pepper
pumpkin pie spice
1 1/3 cup of apple cider (I used the spiced kind with orange, cinnamon and clove)
2-4 cups of water or stock, depending on how thick you like your soup

 ~Melt butter in large pot, saute onions until clear
~Toss in squash and apples, saute for a couple minutes, then add about 2 cups of water and bring to a boil
~Simmer for around 20 minutes until squash is soft
Pour everything into blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add can of pumpkin and blend again until smooth.
~Pour everything back into pot on stove on low heat. Add apple cider and the rest of water, depending on thickness you prefer.
~Add spices and heat on low (do not boil) until soup is hot.

Enjoy!!  I made enough for two lunches and then was able to freeze about 3 bowls worth. Can't wait to make it again!

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