Place the whole butternut, apple, onion, and garlic in the oven and bake for 60 minutes.
Meanwhile, simmer in a crock pot place hot water, chicken, curry powder, turmeric, salt, black pepper, ginger, red curry paste, and coconut milk.
When the baked goods are tender. Remove and let cool enough to handle.
Remove stem, seeds and fiber, cut butternut in rough cut pieces and place meat and with skin in food processor. Remove skin from onion and garlic rough cut onion and place in processor. Remove core from apple, rough cut and place in processor. Pulse and couple times then run till smooth.
Add to crock pot and cook for 6 hours or till ya get home from work!
Remove chicken and when cool enough to handle remove meat, shred and place back in soup. Discard bones and skin.
Stir in sherry. Place rice into bowls. Pour soup over rice and garnish with lime, and or cilantro, basil, butternut seeds, candied ginger, chili`s.