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Curried Squash & Apple Soup | 2014 Milk Calendar

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Curried Squash & Apple Soup

  • CourseSoups & Creams
  • Prep. Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time35 mins
  • Yields6 to 8 servings

Ingredients needed

1 tbsp (15 mL) butter

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp (10 mL) curry powder

1 medium butternut squash or

largeacorn squash, peeled and chopped (about 6 cups/1.5 L)

2 apples, peeled and chopped

2 cups (500 mL) low sodium chicken broth

2 cups (500 mL) Milk, warmed

Salt and pepper, to taste


In large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté for about 5 min or until softened. Stir in curry powder, squash and apples; sauté for 2 min. Add chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 min or until squash and apples are soft.

Using an immersion blender in pot or transferring soup in batches to an upright blender, purée until smooth. Return to pot, if necessary.

Stir in warm milk and reheat soup over medium heat, stirring, until steaming (do not let boil). Season to taste with up to 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt and pepper. Ladle into warmed bowls.

Some tips for the recipe...

Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and had firm, smooth skin with no sign of wrinkling for the best texture and flavour.

Omit the curry powder and stir in 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme with the milk in third step.