Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks, well washed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, scrubbed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup apple cider

Directions:

Cut the butternut squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in a roasting pan, cover with foil and roast 35-40 minutes at 425 degrees until tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from oven, let cool and then scoop out the filling from the skin, discarding the rind. Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Add the leeks, celery and carrots. Sauté over medium-high heat until the leeks are tender and very fragrant. Add the roasted squash, apples, rosemary, stock and cider. Bring to a simmer and cook gently, partially covered over low heat, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Puree the soup in a blender or with an immersion blender. Return to the soup pot and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks, well washed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, scrubbed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup apple cider

Directions:

Cut the butternut squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in a roasting pan, cover with foil and roast 35-40 minutes at 425 degrees until tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from oven, let cool and then scoop out the filling from the skin, discarding the rind. Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Add the leeks, celery and carrots. Sauté over medium-high heat until the leeks are tender and very fragrant. Add the roasted squash, apples, rosemary, stock and cider. Bring to a simmer and cook gently, partially covered over low heat, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Puree the soup in a blender or with an immersion blender. Return to the soup pot and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.