Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Ready in
50 min
The trick to this unforgettable butternut squash soup is the simple addition of a tart green apple to balance the sweetness of the squash.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

40 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 tbsp Becel® Buttery Taste margarine
1 med Onion chopped
3 Clove Garlic finely chopped
1 Pinch Five-spice powder
2 qt Butternut squash cut-up
1 med Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored and diced
1 carton Chicken Broth
0.5 cup Unsweetened apple juice
2 tbsp Light Brown Sugar firmly packed


  1. Melt Becel® Buttery Taste margarine* in large heavy-duty soup pot over medium heat and cook onion with garlic, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add five spice powder and cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute. Stir in squash, apple, broth and juice. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in brown sugar. Purée soup with immersion blender or in traditional blender in batches until smooth. Return soup to pot; heat through.

Recipe notes

  1. *Tip: Five Spice Powder is used extensively in Chinese cooking and is available in Asian markets and most grocery stores.
  2. *Variation: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) pumpkin pie spice for five spice powder.

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