Makes 3 quarts

How to Make It

Step 1

Place squash halves, cut side down, on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until tender. Scoop out pulp, discarding shells; set pulp aside.

Step 3

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add 4 cups chicken broth, apples, and next 5 ingredients. Cook, stirring often, 25 to 30 minutes or until apples and potatoes are tender. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly (about 5 to 10 minutes).

Step 4

Process squash pulp, apple mixture, and remaining 3/4 cup chicken broth, in batches, in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Step 5

Return purée to Dutch oven. Stir in whipping cream and honey, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Ratings & Reviews

Islandms's Review

November 11, 2011
This soup is to die for! I cut the recipe in half, and made some vegan changes using vegetable stock instead of chicken, and almond milk instead of heavy cream. I did use butter but cut the amount in half (1/4 the called for amount in the original recipe). I also used a sweet potato instead of the baking potato and omitted the honey. I used 1/4 the amount of chilli pepper called for and it was spicy but not overpowering!

KMartinez's Review

October 28, 2010
Very good soup, but totally unhealthy. Heart attack soup, anyone? The amount of butter and whipping cream in the recipe is unnecessary. I would reduce the butter to a couple of tablespoons and the whipping cream to a couple of tablespoons. That would be plenty. I also reduced the red pepper to 1/2 tsp and that was plenty of spice for my kids. They actually thought it was too "hot". Overall, it was very tasty, elegant and unique.

DonnaJeanA's Review

August 28, 2009
The soup is to die over. That first soup full just burst of flavor