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Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

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  • 2 md Acorn Squash; 1 Lb Each, halved and seeded
  • 3 c Low Sodium Chicken Broth; Nonfat
  • 2 Green Apples; Tart, cored, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 c Onion; chopped
  • 1 c Apple Juice; unsweetened
  • 2 ts Fresh Ginger Root; grated
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • Plain non- or low-fat yogurt
  • Snipped fresh chives OR shredded fresh basil


Place squash cut side down on rack set over gently simmering water in saucepan. Cover and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Cool squash slightly. Scoop pulp from shells. Combine 1/4 cup chicken stock, apples and onion in heavy medium saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Add squash pulp, remaining chicken stock, apple juice, ginger and salt. Cover and simmer until ingredients are very tender, about 20 minutes. Puree soup in batches in processor or blender. Strain through sieve into clean saucepan, pressing puree with back of spoon. Reheat soup gently. Add lemon juice. Season with salt and generous amount of pepper. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with yogurt and chives. Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 426 by (linda) on Dec 31, 1997