Roasted Apple and Squash Soup

5.0 (2 reviews)

Roasted Apple and Squash Soup



  • 4 green apples, peeled and cored, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs. (8 cups) red kuri squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2-in. piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Pinch ground cloves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 2 cups low-sodium broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the apples in baking dish and roast for 20 minutes.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and garlic, cooking till tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the squash and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Chop the roasted apples and add. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes.
  • Purée in batches in a food processor until smooth, then return to the saucepan. Heat over low heat, thinning with more water, if necessary.
  • To serve, ladle into shallow bowls and garnish with sliced apples, freshly ground cinnamon, and a pinch of ground cloves.
  • Try not to dive in.

Makes 12 servings

Adapted from A Vegan Survival Guide for the Holidays. Like this recipe? Download the free e-book today!

Rated 5.0/5 based on 2 reviews

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