Apple, Parsnip and Acorn Squash Soup and OpenSky Promotion

by Amie on December 8, 2009

There’s nothing like a warm soup on a cool winter evening.  This unique soup pairs acorn squash, parsnips and apples together along with Stonyfield yogurt.  The combination of fruits and sweet winter vegetables makes this soup a perfect way to end your day.


  • 2 medium acorn squash, sliced lengthwise in half
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups  granny smith apples, cored, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 freshly ground white pepper
  • Oikos plain Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 fresh basil, chopped


  • Place squash cut side down on rack set over gently simmering water in saucepan. Cover and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Cool squash slightly. Scoop pulp and set aside.
  • Combine 1/4 cup vegetable broth, apples, parsnips and onion in heavy medium saucepan.
  • Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Add squash pulp, remaining broth, orange juice, ginger and sea salt.
  • Cover and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Puree soup in batches in a food processor
  • Strain through into a medium-sized saucepan; gently warm over low heat.
  • Add orange zest. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  • Ladle into bowls. Garnish with Oikos plain Greek yogurt and basil.

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Kelly December 8, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I love making soups like that. I love the interplay of savory and sweet. Using yogurt in a soup is new to me though. I’ll have to try that sometime.


Quinn December 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Yum! That looks so thick and filling for a cold day!


Freya December 8, 2009 at 3:52 pm

MMMM some of my FAVORITE soup ingredients! Looks nice and hearty. But why strain it?


The Healthy Apple December 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Thanks so much for your comment, I usually strain it to get rid of the excess that may be clumpy in your soup to ensure a smooth consistency, however, it’s not a mandatory step and can easily be skipped if you don’t mind a bit of pulp/chunk in your soup. Thank you again for your comment….I hope you enjoy this tasty soup!

Happy Holidays!




Michael Beyer September 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Great flavor combination–Sounds delicious! I made this great Moroccan-style stuffed acorn squash over the weekend.


The Healthy Apple September 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Thanks so much, Michael. Wow your Moroccan Acorn Squash looks amazing; I’m going to surely have to try that. Thank you, again; have a great night. Best, Amie


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