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Apple Squash Soup

 Apple Squash Soup
This is a new twist on an old favorite—pumpkin soup. I add a little ginger and sage to apples and squash to make this creamy soup. My family loves it when autumn rolls around. —Crystal Ralph-Haughn of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
5 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen cooked winter squash, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and
  • sage; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add broth, apples
  • and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12
  • minutes.
  • Add squash, ginger and salt; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Remove soup from
  • heat; cool slightly.
  • Process in batches in a blender until smooth; return to pan. Add
  • milk; heat through, stirring occasionally (do not allow to boil).
  • Yield: 5 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a

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Editor's Note: saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 142 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 647 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.