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Seasonal Soup | Delicious Squash and Apple with Cheddar Croutons

With so much lovely fruit and veg available to us at this time of year, we are definitely spoilt for choice. 

If you grow your own apples or know someone locally who does and is willing to donate a few (maybe in return for some delicious soup), we have the perfect recipe for you, courtesy of Delicious Magazine

Get the whole family involved in the picking process with our apple picker and harvest basket and then you're ready to make something truly tasty for everyone to enjoy.

To make the soup you will need:

1 medium squash

Olive oil

2 onions

3 apples

1.5 tbsp grated horseradish (from a jar)

1 litre vegetable stock

200g good quality bread

100g mature cheddar

Fresh thyme sprigs

To make the magic happen:

1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking paper.

2. Roughly chop and deseed the squash, toss with a glug of olive oil, season and spread over a large baking tray.

3. Roast for 10 minutes.

4. Cut the onions and apples into wedges, then add to the tray.

5. Roast for 40 minutes, tossing occassionally, then put everything in a saucepan.

6. Add the horseradish and vegetable stock, then season very well.

7. Bring to a simmer, then blend until smooth. Keep warm.

8. Tear the bread into small chunks, toss with a glug of olive oil, then spread over the prepared baking sheet.

9. Grate over the cheddar, filling the gaps between the bread with cheese.

10. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and crisp.

11. Ladle the soup into bowls, then lay the cheesy croutons on top and scatter with the fresh thyme sprigs.

12. Enjoy! 

To store your autumn fruit and vegetables unitl you're ready to make into healthy and hearty meals, take a peek at our Aldsworth Vegetable Store here