Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Apple Cider Cream

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  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried sage leaves
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Chopped fresh chives

In soup pot, sauté squash, leeks, carrots, and celery in butter until slightly softened, about 10 minutes.

Add stock and 1 cup cider and bring to boil. Boil about 10 minutes to reduce a bit and intensify flavors.  Mix in apples, thyme and sage. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until apples are tender, about 45 minutes.

Purée soup.  An immersion blender is best.  if you don’t have one, use a conventional blender but do be careful! Return soup to pan. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper, as desired.

Boil remaining 1/2 cup cider in small saucepan until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Cool. Place sour cream in small bowl. Whisk in reduced cider.

(Soup and cider cream can both be made 1 day ahead.)

To serve:  Bring soup to simmer. Mix in whipping cream. Ladle soup into bowls. Drizzle with cider cream and op with chives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Appetizers, Condiments, and Other Good Stuff” tab_id=”1555256036-1-77ef90-6751d040-b2a2″][vc_raw_html]JTVCcGFnZWxpc3QlMjBjaGlsZF9vZiUzRCUyMjMxNTUlMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Soups” tab_id=”1555256036-2-61ef90-6751d040-b2a2″][vc_raw_html]JTVCcGFnZWxpc3QlMjBjaGlsZF9vZiUzRCUyMjMyMzQlMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Vegetables, Salads, and Sides” tab_id=”1555256908239-2-3ef90-6751d040-b2a2″][vc_raw_html]JTVCcGFnZWxpc3QlMjBjaGlsZF9vZiUzRCUyMjMyODglMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Main Course” tab_id=”1555256981848-3-5ef90-6751d040-b2a2″][vc_raw_html]JTVCcGFnZWxpc3QlMjBjaGlsZF9vZiUzRCUyMjMyNDclMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Breads and Rolls” tab_id=”1555257035287-4-5ef90-6751d040-b2a2″][vc_raw_html]JTVCcGFnZWxpc3QlMjBjaGlsZF9vZiUzRCUyMjMyMDMlMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Desserts and Sweet Stuff” tab_id=”1555257099943-5-8ef90-6751d040-b2a2″][vc_raw_html]JTVCcGFnZWxpc3QlMjBjaGlsZF9vZiUzRCUyMjMzMDElMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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