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:


  • 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.


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.


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




Nutrition information per serving (1.5 cups):


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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