This is a wonderful fall recipe. Goes great with some crusty bread and fresh apple cider. Takes some prep time, but it's worth it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut each squash half into 3 wedges. Arrange in the bottom of a large stockpot with the skin side facing up. Pour 1 cup of the chicken broth over the squash. Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the stockpot, and cook until the squash is tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Set the squash aside to cool and reserve the liquid. Reserve remaining chicken broth for later.

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  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion in the melted butter until softened, about 5 minutes; add the apples and continue cooking and stirring until the apples are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Scoop the flesh of the cooled squash into the pitcher of a blender. Pour the reserved cooking liquid over the squash. Blend the squash until smooth. Add the onion and apple mixture and the remaining chicken broth; blend again until smooth.

  • Pour the blended soup back into the stockpot, and place over medium heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 26.6g 9% DV; fat 23.5g 36% DV; cholesterol 63.5mg 21% DV; sodium 642.7mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2012
This recipe is VERY good. I gave it 4 stars just because you need to add a little salt and pepper. Very very good. nice and creamy and you can really taste the apple. YUMMY!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2017
Good soup. Not the flavor I was looking for. Not sure if it was onion or apple that was the culprit. Added about 1/4c brown sugar. Read More
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2012
This recipe is VERY good. I gave it 4 stars just because you need to add a little salt and pepper. Very very good. nice and creamy and you can really taste the apple. YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2012
Absolutely amazing...definitely a keeper...too added salt and pepper. Served with a dolop of sour cream for presentation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2013
Fabulous. It didn't need anything else. My first time cooking with an acorn squash and I just loved the simplicity and deliciousness of this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2013
I made this for a soup-potluck with a triple recipe. NOTE: you do NOT need 3 sticks of butter to saute the onions and apples. I used 2 sticks which was more than I needed for them to soften but added a lovely butter taste to the soup. At the end I added salt pepper and cinnamon. The soup went over well but there was some left over. When I heated a cup later I topped it with crushed walnuts. That was a nice addition. I would definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
Very very tasty. I made this vegetarian by subbing water for the broth with no noticeable change in flavor. It could be made vegan by subbing oil for the butter. I changed the prep slightly by poking 2 holes in the squash- to let air escape- and then microwaving it for 4 minutes. This made is easier to peel and cut and clean out. I then proceeded as directed. Hubs likes squash slightly sweeter so he added 1 teaspoon of honey to his serving. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2013
Delicious! I threw some carrots in there as well. I added some ginger cinnamon ground black pepper some minced garlic & some sea salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2012
Holy cow this is good! I gave it a four because I added some water to think out the consistency a bit. I also cooked everything together. I started the onions and apples in the butter then added raw squash cubes and chicken broth and simmered everything until the squash was tender. Yes I took my life into my hands peeling that squash! Thanks for the delicious recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2012
Excellent. I did add salt pepper and a pinch of cinnamon and with that addition it's delicious! It seems so simple but the flavors blend well. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
This soup is delicious!! I was quite skeptical since it was so simple but the flavor was amazing. I mostly followed the recipe but did everything in one pot. I used olive oil and about 1 T. of butter instead of 1/2c of butter. I had to add extra broth while blending because my blender is weak but the consistency was perfect. I seasoned with a little kosher salt and pepper when I put it back in the pot. I served with a swirl of sour cream and chives on top. It was awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2017
Good soup. Not the flavor I was looking for. Not sure if it was onion or apple that was the culprit. Added about 1/4c brown sugar. Read More
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