Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and fiber. Cut in half again,
lengthwise, and pare off the outside shell. Cut the squash into cubes. Quarter,
core and pare the apples. Cut them into cubes, also.
Place squash, apples, water,
sugar, cloves, salt and pepper in a large saucepan or casserole. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, or until the squash and apples are
extremely soft and beginning to form a puree.
Puree the mixture, including the water, in a food processor or blender. The soup
may be stored in the refrigerator at this point.
Before serving, stir together the
squash-apple mixture, curry powder, and cream in a saucepan. Bring slowly to a simmer
and taste for seasoning. Should the soup be too thick, add a little water.