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Roasted Butternut Squash Cider Soup - this sweet spiced butternut squash soup is perfect for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season

Roasted Butternut Squash Cider Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 package 20 ounces fresh butternut squash, cut up
  • 3 carrots peeled, cut up
  • 1 medium onion cut into thick slices
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Optional garnishes:
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, creme fraiche or coconut cream
  • fresh chives finely minced
  • toasted pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, toss together butternut squash, carrots, onion, thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a baking tray and roast vegetables for 40-50 minutes, until butternut squash and carrots are tender (when pierced with a fork or knife, it should come out easily). Transfer roasted vegetables to a large saucepan and add vegetable broth, apple cider, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Heat through. Puree soup using an immersion blender, regular blender or food processor.
  2. When ready to serve, ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche and garnish with fresh chives or toasted pumpkin seeds.
  3. For a special presentation, swirl sour cream or creme fraiche on top of soup and use a sharp knife to draw lines from one side to the other. Repeat around swirl to create a pretty design.

Recipe Notes

For vegan option, use coconut cream in place of sour cream