Madras curry powder adds warmth and earthiness to the otherwise sweet butternut squash, apple, and maple syrup in the soup. It has a bit more heat than regular curry powder, though either can be used here. Frozen, precooked squash will save time; you can also roast 1 (1 1/2-lb.) peeled, diced butternut squash ahead and refrigerate for later in the week. We opt for a sweet, Golden Delicious apple to contrast the tangy Greek yogurt; you can also use a Fuji or Braeburn apple.

Julia Levy
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total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups soup, 3 Tbsp. yogurt, and 2 Tbsp. apple)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat butter and oil in a large Dutch oven over medium until butter melts. Add leek and chopped apple; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry powder; cook 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced and slightly syrupy, stirring to scrape up browned bits. Add squash and stock to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 8 minutes or until apple and squash are very tender.

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  • Place half of the squash mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Cover opening in lid with a kitchen towel (to avoid splatters); blend until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining half of squash mixture. Return soup to pan; stir in maple syrup, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Combine yogurt and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Divide soup among 4 bowls; top with yogurt mixture and julienne-cut apple.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 3g; protein 13g; carbohydrates 51g; fiber 5g; sugars 20g; added sugar 6g; sodium 519mg.
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