I just love this time of year and all the bounty that goes with it. The apples and squash are ripe and I am making a pot of my squash and apple soup. Thought I would share the recipe. It is delicious. I make this every year. It is a recipe from Foodland Ontario.
I don't add the pumpkin seeds as it makes my Colitis flare up.
2 Ontario Onions, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 large Ontario Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed (about 5 cups/1.25 L)
2 Ontario Apples, peeled, cored and cubed
2 cloves Ontario Garlic
4 cups (1 L) sodium-reduced chicken or vegetable broth
1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Thyme Leaves
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
3 tbsp (45 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
In large pot, cook onions in butter over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add squash, apples, garlic, broth, 1 cup (250 mL) of water, thyme, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until squash is tender. Let cool slightly.
In batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Return to pot and stir in maple syrup and nutmeg. Reheat soup until hot. Serve garnished with pumpkin seeds.