Hi! I hope you’re having a nice weekend. My weekend was spent mostly outdoors in the cold Maryland air. I ran a 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday morning to support our local Girl Scouts. Then we went over to my cousin’s house for a delicious dinner, followed by a historic ghost walking tour (it was COLD)!

I wanted some extra warm comfort food today (as I feel that I’m still thawing out from yesterday). This recipe is the definition of comfort food and is very easy to make. I prepped the ingredients, popped them into the slow cooker, and then my husband and I decorated our Christmas tree. We even had some help decorating from this little one:

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This recipe is delicious! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory, plus it’s so easy to make!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 6 (1.5 cup) servings:

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  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 medium apples (I used granny smith)
  • 3 cups of butternut squash (the pre-cut is more expensive, but sooo worth the time you save)
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg (optional)

Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet. Sauté onions. While onions are sautéing, peel & cut the apples into chunks.

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Place 1 tbsp. olive oil into slow cooker. Add apples, butternut squash, chicken broth, apple cider, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Once the onions are tender and translucent, add them to the slow cooker.

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Cook for about 2 hours or until squash and apples are tender. Place into a food processor (or blender). Blend until creamy.

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Enjoy!

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Nutrition information per serving (1.5 cups):

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Other nutrition information:

  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C

Do you crave comfort foods on cold days?

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