"A passion for cooking is what I have...Sharing that passion is what I love to do." -Sarah Vasques, The Home Chef


Butternut Squash & Pear Soup with Curry

Published by: Sarah

  • Apr
  • 18

This recipe won first prize in Taste of Home’s Healthy Cooking magazine (Dec./Jan 2011 issue).

1 (2-3 lb.) Butternut Squash
3 T Unsalted Butter
1 Onion, chopped
2 cloves Garlic
2 tsp Fresh Ginger, minced
1 T Curry Powder
1 tsp Salt
4 c. Chicken Stock
4 Ripe Bosc Pears, peeled & diced
½ c. Heavy Cream or FF ½ & ½

Preheat oven to 375°.
Cut squash in half lengthwise & remove seeds.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place squash cut side down on sheet pan.
Bake 45 minutes or until very soft.
Scoop out pulp & reserve.
In a soup pot, melt butter.
Add onion, ginger, garlic, curry & salt.
Cook & stir 10 minutes or until softened.
Add stock & bring to a boil.
Stir in pears & reserved squash.
Simmer 30 minutes.
Hit with a hand blender.
Add cream & heat through.
Serve warm, room temp. or cold.

NOTE: You can save time & money by using  a 20 oz. bag of frozen squash. Omit the beginning of the recipe & add the frozen squash with the pears. Bon Appetite!


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