Monday, November 7, 2011

ButterNut Squash Soup

This soup to me is the ultimate comfort food in soup form. My daughter is a big fan as well...and often will request this in the fall when she is home from college...... Rich with butter and cream...smooth and silky and soooooo delicious.  I will admit that I play with the seasonings to suit my mood....sometimes it is a touch sweeter, sometimes I add ginger, or cayenne, or all spice, or cloves.  Feel free to season to taste.


Butternut Squash Soup

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 very small sweet onion, chopped fine
1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds), cut in half lengthwise, and each half cut in half widthwise; seeds and strings scraped out and reserved
6 cups chicken stock
1 tea salt

1 tea cracked black pepper
½ cup heavy cream

1 tbl honey
1 tea dark brown sugar
Pinch of grated nutmeg and cinnamon



Preheat oven to 425  and oil a cookie sheet.  Place squash on cookie sheet and roast until golden and soft. Let cool and scoop the soft flesh out of the skins and into a bowl, mash with fork and set aside.(if you want your soup NOW..lol...a quick alternative is to simmer peeled and cubed squash in the stock until soft)

In a heavy soup pot, melted butter and add onion until soft and fragrant…NOT browned. Add squash and stir well. Add stock and simmer for ½ hour or so letting the flavors combine.  Using a stick blender (or blend in batches in a regular blend) puree the soup until smooth continue to simmer soup for about 10 minutes. Add cream, honey, brown sugar, and seasonings…warm soup back up until hot..about 2-3 minutes. DO NOT BOIL the soup. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your preference.  Serve hot with a small swirl of heavy cream in each bowl. YUM!  Wonderful Comfort Food!!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the soup recipe, just what the hubby has been begging for. Sounds so good, can't wait to surprise him.

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  2. So Glad you enjoyed it...it is one of my personal faves too

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