83 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 61
  • 4 Rating Star 13
  • 3 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2

This soup is quite simple to make and is a good comfort food on a cold winter's night.

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place the squash, cut side down, on baking sheets and roast for 45 minutes, or until flesh is soft. Scoop out the flesh into a large bowl.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute the onion, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the garlic, ginger and curry powder and cook 1 minute. Add the apples and sherry and simmer for 10 minutes, or until apples soften.

  • Puree batches of the squash flesh and broth in a food processor or blender. Transfer the squash puree to a large saucepan. Puree the apple/sherry mixture and stir into pureed squash.

  • Heat over medium heat and season with salt, pepper and cayenne, to taste.

Nutrition Facts

259.93 calories; 4.19 g protein; 49.45 g carbohydrates; 6.65 g fat; 15.27 mg cholesterol; 602.41 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Anonymous
01/06/2004
Very yummy- would be good on a crisp autumn or winter evening. I made the soup with only roasted acorn squash and it was very good; I'm sure it would be even better with butternut squash. This recipe is very flexible: I used chicken broth instead of vegetable stock; I didn't have any tart apples so I eliminated them from the recipe; and I used white wine instead of sherry. I also didn't have curry powder and added a different aromatic Indian spice called garam masala. Don't be afraid to add a lot of cayenne or to double the recipe (make sure you have a big pot though). The overall dish is not too spicy or Indian flavored; rather it is warm and creamy with very little fat. The wine or sherry really add flavor. It's an easy recipe if you have a food processor to puree everything. Make a salad while the squash roasts (perhaps with some figs nuts and crumbled cheese) and cut up a hearty loaf of bread. When you serve the squash soup you could even add a dollop of some cheese. I sprinkled on parmesan but a creamier cheese like goat or cream cheese would compliment the texture of the soup.
(53)

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Anonymous
10/10/2014
Bland and I don't think there's much I can do with my level of experience to make this better.
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83 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 61
  • 4 Rating Star 13
  • 3 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2
Anonymous
01/06/2004
Very yummy- would be good on a crisp autumn or winter evening. I made the soup with only roasted acorn squash and it was very good; I'm sure it would be even better with butternut squash. This recipe is very flexible: I used chicken broth instead of vegetable stock; I didn't have any tart apples so I eliminated them from the recipe; and I used white wine instead of sherry. I also didn't have curry powder and added a different aromatic Indian spice called garam masala. Don't be afraid to add a lot of cayenne or to double the recipe (make sure you have a big pot though). The overall dish is not too spicy or Indian flavored; rather it is warm and creamy with very little fat. The wine or sherry really add flavor. It's an easy recipe if you have a food processor to puree everything. Make a salad while the squash roasts (perhaps with some figs nuts and crumbled cheese) and cut up a hearty loaf of bread. When you serve the squash soup you could even add a dollop of some cheese. I sprinkled on parmesan but a creamier cheese like goat or cream cheese would compliment the texture of the soup.
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MikePhx
12/09/2006
Verona s recipe is delightful. You ll get excellent results if you just do everything per her notes. It s a beautiful golden yellow colored dish with good tummy warming flavor. First note: As written you get a bunch o soup almost a gallon in my case so if you build the full recipe keep this in mind. Might be a very good idea to change the serving size to smaller level before you print it all up. Verona s very specific in her squash types. Personally I find that as long as the squash types are all yellow you ll come out fine. Big note: Please anytime you cook squash do it in the oven just as Verona suggests. If you boil squash you not only pull all the water-soluble vitamins out of it you pull the sugar. You ll be amazed to find that if you cook squash properly it s so sweet you NEVER add sugar syrup or whatever. You see add sugar constantly in squash recipes and honestly it s ridiculous. Try roasting it just once and you ll almost certainly agree. Oh great guy recipe here dudes. It s not only virtually bullet proof but it has a Manly Mess Rating of at least 7 out of 10.
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FIT123
10/13/2008
I peeled and sliced a butternut squash in half and roasted it along side a bulb of garlic one onion quartered and 1 red pepper sliced up. I brushed the veggies with a bit of olive oil. When everything was done I pureed them together with my hand mixer (braun multi-practic) and added chicken stock. It tasted really good at that point with all of the roasted vegetables but I also added a 1 tablespoon of mild curry paste and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. I served it with a small dollop of sour cream. It was delicioius!
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hisdrinkoffering
12/30/2007
I can't believe I'm just now getting around to rating and reviewing this soup. From the first time I made it it has been my favorite. At the end of cooking I add a pint of heavy whipping cream to give it a more creamy consistency. It is lovely. When I just made this I just used acorn and speg. squash. I also add several carrots that have been cooked till soft. You could actually add sweet potato or pumpkin to this as well. It would all work well with the flavors. Just work with what you have or what you can find. I think leeks in lieu of onions would also be very nice. I do up the curry and add a bit more cayenne and garlic. Just keep playing until you find your perfect flavor for your family. We tend to like things with a bit more kick and flavorful bite. This is great with baguette and a nice salad. Try it with the pear and roqfort cheese salad from this site (can't remember the proper name of that recipe but it is wholly wonderful with this soup). Lastly I much prefer this recipe room temperature rather than heated. It is just my preference. It is also nice topped with cilantro.
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smartpig57
11/19/2007
I received many praises for this recipe from my boyfriend and his friends who before tasting weren't sure they even liked squash. A few changes I made: 1. Left out the spaghetti squash and used the suggested amount of acorn and butternut. 2. Substituted Gala apples for Green. 3. Substituted Sherry with a white wine. Don't leave out the apples they really make the flavor. Great recipe! I will try it again making subtle variations for variety.
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Bluestocking
09/25/2005
Loved this! I used 2 acorn squashes since that is what I had instead of the spaghetti or butternut and I upped the curry to 2 tablespoons. Also garnished with a couple of tablespoons of snipped cilantro per bowl. Presentation was great and the flavor combination was unusual and wonderful. Lovely!
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Anonymous
09/29/2003
Yum. I used more sherry than the recipe called to puree apple mixture.
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HappyHousewife
09/29/2003
Worth the time. Fun to roast squash and the aroma can't be beat. Not everyone would like this soup but I enjoyed it very much as I love curry etc.
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Sharon M.
01/04/2008
I love this soup!! I followed the recipe exactly as written and I believe it to be perfect. The flavor is so warm. It is perfect for these cold days.
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