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Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Madras curry powder adds warmth and earthiness to the otherwise sweet butternut squash, apple, and maple syrup in the soup. It has a bit more heat than regular curry powder, though either can be used here. Frozen, precooked squash will save time; you can also roast 1 (1 1/2-lb.) peeled, diced butternut squash ahead and refrigerate for later in the week. We opt for a sweet, Golden Delicious apple to contrast the tangy Greek yogurt; you can also use a Fuji or Braeburn apple.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat butter and oil in a large Dutch oven over medium until butter melts. Add leek and chopped apple; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry powder; cook 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced and slightly syrupy, stirring to scrape up browned bits. Add squash and stock to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 8 minutes or until apple and squash are very tender.

Step 2

Place half of the squash mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Cover opening in lid with a kitchen towel (to avoid splatters); blend until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining half of squash mixture. Return soup to pan; stir in maple syrup, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Combine yogurt and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Divide soup among 4 bowls; top with yogurt mixture and julienne-cut apple.

Watch the video: Curried Apple u0026 Butternut Squash Soup (October 2020).