Chai-Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Cream

Ready in 30 minutes

Ease into the cooler months with this soup featuring butternut squash and the warm, inviting spices of chai-cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and cardamom. Apple cider in both the soup and garnish adds a touch of sweetness.

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Ingredients

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1 Apple Cream
0.5 cup crème fraîche
0.25 cup apple cider
0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Butternut Squash Soup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
0.75 cup white onion; chopped
0.125 teaspoon ground cloves
0.125 teaspoon ground nutmeg
0.125 teaspoon ground cinnamon
0.125 teaspoon ground allspice
0.125 teaspoon ground ginger
0.125 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 cups butternut squash; (1-inch cubes)
0.75 cup fennel; chopped
3.5 cups gluten-free low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup apple cider
0.5 cup whole milk
0.5 teaspoon Salt

Original recipe makes 6

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Preparation

First, make the apple cream: combine crème fraîche, apple cider and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate to allow the flavors to combine.

For the soup, melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 6 minutes. Stir in cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and cardamom. Cook until fragrant, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Stir in butternut squash, fennel, chicken stock and apple cider. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook until the butternut squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Take from heat and let cool.

Blend the soup in small batches until a smooth purée is obtained. Return to pot and stir in milk and salt. Bring soup to a simmer. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more spice if desired. Serve soup with a generous drizzle of apple cream.

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I thought this recipe was very poor. The soup was bitter tasting, runny, and I ended up pouring it down the drain. While some people may like the savory-sweet combination, this recipe was just too bizarre in its marriage of flavored for my taste.
Kreeder 2 years ago
Eat! [I posted this recipe.]
Beaczar 4 years ago
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