Award winning Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup featured in Westways Magazine, made with sweet roasted butternut squash, apples, carrots and herbs, pureed in the smoothest most flavorful, ideal fall soup.
Preheat your oven to 400 F. In a large baking dish toss the apples, butternut squash, carrot slices, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, sea salt, pepper and thyme with 1 tbs of melted butter or olive oil. Roast uncovered for 45 minutes or until tender.
Add the roasted squash and apples to the pot together with the vegetable or chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook together for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf and using a hand held blender puree the soup until smooth. Add the heavy cream or coconut cream and cook an additional 3 minutes.
For a Vegan version of this butternut squash apple soup, simply hold back the cream and garnish with extra herbs instead.