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Apple-Cheddar Squash Soup

Category

Soups, Stews & Chili

Servings

12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Cabot Extra Creamy Premium Unsalted Butter

  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 large white potato, peeled and diced
  • 12 cups fresh butternut squash, peeled and chopped, or frozen cooked
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 12 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 24 ounces Cabot Sharp or Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded (about 6 cups,) plus more for garnish, or use 6 cups Cabot Shredded Cheddar

  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • Chopped chives, for garnish (optional)
  • Crusty bread, for serving (optional)
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Directions

  1. MELT ¾ cup butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions, apples, potatoes and squash. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the onion is soft, about 8 minutes.
  2. STIR in the sage and flour. Add the cider and cook over high heat, stirring, until thickened. Add the broth and milk, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the potatoes are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. HEAT the remaining ¼ cup butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced prosciutto and cook until crisp, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  4. ADD the cheese to the soup and stir over medium-low heat until melted.
  5. PUREE soup in a blender in batches until smooth; season with salt and pepper.
  6. GARNISH with the crisp prosciutto, grated cheese and chives, if using, and a drizzle of creme fraiche. Serve with bread, if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
710
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
42 grams
65%
Saturated Fat
23 grams
115%
Sodium
740 milligrams
31%
Cholesterol
120 milligrams
40%
Carbs
58 grams
19%
Fiber
6 grams
24%
Sugar
19 grams
Protein
30 grams
Calcium
584 milligrams
60%