Butternut Squash Soup


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I asked my daughter for an immersion blender for my birthday last month because I’ve been wanting to make soup (thanks Amie).  So my first attempt is the following recipe and I must say it was pretty good & very simple.  I wasn’t even sure what a butternut squash looked like so I had to “google” it to know what to search for at the store, LOL.  I’ve never used an immersion blender before so I wasn’t sure how good it would puree the big chunks of apple & squash.  It was amazing – seriously you all need one of these babies!! Using this recipe the consistency came out similar to applesauce which I didn’t mind, however, I might had a bit more creme next time? But it was yummy.  Cute soup bowls (from HomeGoods), thanks mom!!

Butternut Squash Soup

3 lb butternut squash
1 med. onion – diced
2 cloves minced garlic
1 or 2 apples – peeled, cored & chopped (I used granny smith & gala)
1 quart Chicken Stock
1/2 cup cream
Salt & Cayenne to taste
Cut squash in half & scoop out seeds. Lay skin side down on foil and bake at 375 degrees for an hour or until soft.  When cool, scoop out & put in bowl.  In pot add 1 TBL of butter and saute onion until golden over medium heat, about 10 minutes.  Add 2 cloves minced garlic, stir 1 minute.  Add apple chunks and chicken stock. Turn heat up to high until it comes to a slight boil, turn down to low & simmer 15 minutes.  Add squash, simmer 20 minutes.  Turn off heat, add creme.  Now’s the fun – use your immersion blender till smooth.  Add salt & cayenne – garnish with a bit of sour cream. 

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