Winter Squash and Apple Soup
A garnish of fried mushrooms and a drizzle of spiced mint butter adds elegance to a simple pureed vegetable soup. Todd Coleman

Few things are more comforting on a chilly evening than a hot bowl of soup. Whether ladeled from a tureen for family and friends, or eaten with nothing more than the company of a good book, it may be the ultimate warming meal. Here are 35 of autumn’s most comforting soups and stews, from rich pumpkin to earthy white bean to classic, all-powerful chicken noodle.

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