1 ½ cups chopped, peeled apples
¾ cup shopped onion
¼ tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup water
2 cups cubed, peeled squash
Pinch of ground red pepper
In a 3 qt saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add apples and onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in ginger and nutmeg, until absorbed. Add the broth and water; bring to boil. Add the squash and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until veggies are tender.
Place the soup, salt, and red pepper in a blender of food processor. Process until smooth.
Variation: For creamier soup, add ½ cup of half and half while blending.