4 large sweet-tart apples, such as Empire, Cameo or Braeburn, unpeeled, cored and cut into eighths
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ¼ tsp salt, divided
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
6 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
⅓ cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted (see tip)
2 Tbsp hazelnut oil
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Toss pumpkin (or squash), apples, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, for 30 minutes. Stir in sage and continue roasting until very tender and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
3. Transfer about one-third of the pumpkin (or squash) and apples to a blender along with 2 cups broth. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a Dutch oven and repeat for two more batches. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and heat through over medium-low heat, stirring constantly to prevent splattering, for about 6 minutes. Serve each portion topped with hazelnuts and a drizzle of hazelnut oil.
Tips: Make it easier to cut a pumpkin, acorn squash or other winter squash: pierce in several places with a fork; microwave on High for 45 to 60 seconds. Use a large sharp knife to cut in half. Remove the seeds and stringy fibers with a spoon.
To toast chopped nuts, small nuts and seeds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave on High, covered, stirring frequently, or on the stovetop over medium heat.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 12 Total
- Calories 180
- Calories from fat 81
- Total Fat 9gm 14%
- Sodium 525mg 22%
- Total Carbohydrates 25gm 8%
- Fiber 6gm 24%
- Protein 3gm
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.