Here is a yummy recipe I made the other day. I wasn't to sure about apples in soup, but it turned out great! Just had the last of it for dinner:) I tend to modify recipes a lot and never follow directions:) The original recipes, which is a bit different, is from the wonderful book 'Witch In The Kitchen'. I have made many recipes from this book and they have all turned out great. It goes through the 4 seasons and the recipes use the proper seasonal food. I don't think you have to be pagan to enjoy this book (but definitely open minded), the author shares some wonderful words of wisdom.
Squash & Apple Soup
2 Lg apples
2c apple juice
2-3c cooked squash (I used butternut and pumpkin)
2 lg potatoes
1 med onion
ginger, nutmeg, garlic and salt to taste
veggie broth (as much as needed)
Saute onion in oil, add potatoes and apples for a few minutes, then add everything else. Bring to a boil and simmer until apples and potatoes are soft.
The original recipe said to remove seeds, peel and dice squash and add to soup uncooked. I just put the whole squash in the oven, cook for about 45min at 400 degrees. Let it cool a bit, scoop out seeds, remove yummy cooked squash and add in soup. I think this kind of recipe is very flexible and you can add more or less of just about anything and it will turn out good. I also added pumpkin pie spice and served with homemade bread:) Yum!