1 medium-sized squash, any kind
1 large onion
4-6 large apples
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
2 quarts chicken stock, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
Bake squash until soft. Chop onion and apples until you have a good onion-to-apple ratio. Heat a large soup pot on medium, melt butter and saute the onions/apples, plus rosemary until soft.
Blend squash and about 1 cup chicken stock until smooth. Blend the onions and apples with about 2 cups chicken stock until smooth. Combine and add about a quart more of chicken stock, and salt and pepper to taste.
Options: Add fennel, sage or ginger. The rosemary is a MUST.
We thank farm-friend Ellen Russell for this simple but fabulous recipe.