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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Swiss Cheese

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Swiss Cheese RECIPE

Course Appetizers
Cuisine Canadian

Ingredients
  

  • 750 g Butternut squash I used frozen chopped Butternut Squash that is sold in the freezer section and thawed it overnight.
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 900 ml carton chicken broth I used no salt added chicken broth.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, saute chopped onion in 4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add minced garlic to saucepan and saute for 1 minute. Add basil, sage and black pepper to saucepan and stir to combine.
  • Add onion-garlic mixture to your Crock Pot or slow cooker.
  • Add chicken stock, chopped apples and chopped butternut squash to Crock Pot and set timer to high for four hours.
  • When soup is ready, unplug Crock Pot as a safety precaution. Using an immersion blender, immerse blender in Crock Pot and pulse for several minutes until soup is pureed. Alternatively, remove soup from Crock Pot and blend in small batches in your blender.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with sliced swiss cheese. Place under oven broiler for 2 minutes or in microwave for about 45 seconds to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.