Preheat oven to 350º
Carefullly cut squash lengthwise and scoop seeds and strings out.
Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter.
Brush the inside of each piece of squash with butter and sprinkle with salt and white pepper.
Place squash face down on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
Cover with aluminum foil and baker for 1 ½ hours.
While the squash is baking, dice apples, sprinkle them with lemon juice and mix with dried cranberries to make the soup garnish.
Once squash is baked, let it cool for 10 minutes.
Scoop out the insides into a bowl.
Add spices and sugar to the squash mixture and mix well.
Put broth and cream in a large stock pot on medium heat. Letting it boil for a couple of minutes while stirring constantly.
Add squash mixture and blend together with an immersion blender or place in a large blender.
Serve hot with apple & cranberry garnish.