Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Chestnuts

To speed preparation, this recipe calls for prepared butternut squash puree. A garnish of lightly sweetened whipped cream and chopped roasted chestnuts adds richness and texture to the soup. For tips on roasting chestnuts, click on the link at left.
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Review 1 for Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Chestnuts
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aljora
,Piscataway
,NJ
October 23, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Easy and Delicious
October 23, 2014
I have made several of the Butternut Squash Soup recipes from Williams -Sonoma, and they always turn out delicious.
A few variations I have tried on the basic recipe, skip the chestnuts, or substitute caramelized pears instead of the apples (gives the soup a slightly different puree texture), float a cooked large shrimp in the center, or a little chopped basil in a smidgen of olive oil, on top, for garnish.
Sometimes I also add a pinch of additional nutmeg and cinnamon.
For all the recipies, you need to add a bit of heavy cream or half and half, to give the soup its' creamy texture.
Pros: Quick, Easy, Healthy, Adaptable, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Chestnuts
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
akrzus
,Northbrook
,IL
April 7, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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One of my favorite Fall soups!
April 7, 2012
I never write reviews, but felt this recipe deserved 2 thumbs up for perfection! I heard about this recipe through my father-in-law and have now been making it every year! My 7 year old asks for this soup by request. I use an actual butternut squash (medium size) instead of canned squash. Turns out great! I bake my squash in the oven and then make the soup the following day. We usually don't end up putting the chestnuts on, but would like to try it one of these times. I'm sure it really ties the whole soup together. Thanks William Sonama for a great soup!!
Pros: Good Value, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Healthy, Appearance, Will Make Again
Review 3 for Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Chestnuts
5 out of 5
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RubyB
,Las Vegas
,NV
Las Vegas
February 5, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Not Just for Thanksgiving!!!
February 5, 2012
I buy at least two jars of the William Sonoma Butternut Squash Puree every fall and usually follow the recipe on the jar., but never found that one to be perfection.
I decided to try this one, as the reviews looked good. I didn't have cream in the house and honestly didn't need it. i used two onions, 2t salt and the 2 3/4c. of chicken stock and two delicious apples sliced with the 16 slice apple corer I bought at William Sonoma. I used a paring knife to peel these slices and tossed them in my 3 1/2 qt. Le Creuset pot with the onions. I used the chicken stock to ''rinse'' out my butternut squash jar and after 25 minutes the immersion blender made this the perfect consistency. yummmmm
Pros: Yield, Quick, Good Value, Easy, Appearance, Impressive, Will Make Again
Cons: you can only get the jars in the fall stock up