Roasted apple and acorn squash soup is so easy to make, smooth and comforting. It’s a perfect bowl of fall goodness.
I have always liked the colors of autumn but I don’t think I ever appreciated it as much as a season when I lived in the UK as I do here. A lot of that is the weather – while in both places the weather becomes cooler, in the UK there tends to be a lot more rain and greyness.
Having cool but bright sunny days makes quite the difference. I do love so many of the flavors of this time of year too and having more warming foods. Things like soup are something we can all get excited about and this roasted apple and acorn squash soup was one we all enjoyed.
So easy to make, it’s a true taste of fall.
All things apple
I love the fact that we can go apple picking here and it’s something that has become an annual tradition. Not that the UK doesn’t have apples, of course, they are just not where I was brought up and I wasn’t aware of being able to go where I lived later. Here, though, and particularly with kids, it’s definitely one of the things to do this time of year.
We all enjoy apples in many forms (hence my son asking for an apple cake for his birthday). Whether it’s maple apple donuts, apple and bacon cornmeal scones, apple panna cotta or just as they are, we’ll eat them.
So when I was asked if I’d like to participate in an apple-themed blogging event, I was hardly going to say no. I did, however, decide to go down more of a savory line for a change.
I’ll be sharing more tasty recipes with apples later in the week and you’ll be able to see links to others’ recipes at the bottom of each post (as below). You will also be able to see more if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or search one of them for #appleweek.
I’m excited to see everything that is going to be shared – there are lots of great recipes as well as a few other things too. First of all, though, let me tell you a bit more about this roasted apple and acorn squash soup.
How it’s made
This roasted apple and acorn squash soup is incredibly easy and if you use a vegetable stock, it’s vegan too. All you do is:
- Roast the apple and acorn squash along with a bit of onion and garlic;
- Once they’re cooked, blend them all up along with some stock. (I’d recommend using an immersion/stick blender like this one – disclosure: affiliate link)
- That’s it!
The hardest part is peeling the squash, but even that’s not really that tricky. Especially if you use the trick I mention in my acorn squash wild rice salad recipe to cut down the ribs.
This soup has a lovely sweet-savory mix of flavor going on, as you might expect from the ingredients. True, you do definitely have to like the taste of apple and acorn squash as there’s no hiding from them.
However if you do, this apple and acorn squash soup is perfect. A delicious, comforting, warming bowl of goodness with no effort. What better way to settle in to the season.
Easy to make, comforting and a tasty sweet-savory combination.
- 20 oz acorn squash 565g, peeled and deseeded weight, 1 medium squash
- 1 apple
- 1 onion small
- 1 clove garlic large
- 2 cups light stock 480ml, eg vegetable, chicken, as suits
Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
Peel both the squash and apple and remove seeds/core. Dice both into medium-sized chunks. Peel the onion and cut into large chunks.
Place the squash, apple and onion chunks in a roasting dish or on a baking sheet along with the garlic, unpeeled, and drizzle over a little olive oil. Toss so everything is lightly covered.
Roast for approx 30-40mins until the quash is tender and the apple and onion are just starting to brown. Remove the garlic form the skin and place everything in a blender along with the stock. Blend until smooth and either serve or freeze until needed.
I find the easiest way to blend soups like this is with an immersion/stick blender (affiliate link).
Try these other tasty soups:
Monday: Appetizers and Drinks
Apple Cider Margaritas by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cheddar Pinwheels by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Pie Martini by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big
Caramel Apple Float by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Hot Fireball Apple Cider by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline’s Cooking (you’re here!)
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides
Apple Cider Bread by I Say Nomato
Apple-Glazed Pork Chops with Raisins by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Apple Streusel Muffins by Family Around The Table
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big
Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm
Wednesday: Sweet Treats
Apple and Nut Drop Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Brown Betty by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Cider Caramel Sauce by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big
Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME
Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Brown Butter Apples by Cricket’s Confections
Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Nana’s Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table
Thursday: Apple Projects
Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Suncatchers by Crafty Mama in ME
Caramel Apple in a Jar by Family Around The Table
Knit Apple Hat by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Friday: Anything Apple Goes
Apple Brown Betty by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Bundt Cake With Cider Caramel by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Fritters by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline’s Cooking
Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Individual Apple Crisp by Family Around The Table
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Slow Cooker Apple Butter by The Crumby Cupcake