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Oct 23, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY- BUTTERNUT & PEAR SOUP

 
Delicious Foodie Friday is hosted @ Designs by Gollum. Join in for  a day of crazy good food ideas.
As always my recipe is more of a method than a  recipe. Don't like something? Use something else. Here is what I did.

First I cut a butternut squash in half, brushed it with olive oil and baked it at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, cut side down. Scoop out the flesh and set aside.

In a large soup pot saute a chopped onion and a couple of pears that have been peeled, cored and chopped until softened. Add in a tablespoon of curry powder, mine is a hot one of course, a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger. (I use this porcelain grater which rinses clean  in a snap and pulverizes ginger or garlic to perfection) 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of pepper. Stir it up for a minute to let the spices release their aromas then add in the cooked squash and about 2 cups of chicken stock. Simmer gently for about half an hour.Add a bit more stock if it is too thick.

Cool this mixture slightly then process in a food processor in small batches being very careful of the hot splatters and steam that may build up. You could also use an immersion blender right in the pot. Return it to the soup pot and if you like you could stir in a cup of cream to thin it slightly and add a richness but honestly I never do that because this tastes so good as is I see no reason to add calories to a very healthy soup.

13 comments:

MiMi said...

I. LOVE. SQUASH.

Blondie's Journal said...

O yum!! I can almost smell it! I love how you swirled the cream at the end! Fancy Nancy!! ;-)

xoxo
Jane

Allison Shops said...

Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

You are late but forgiven :-). I'm just glad I didn't miss you. The soup looks wonderful. The color is magnificent. Have a great Foodie Friday.

Gail said...

Good food, let's eat!

Lavender Cottage said...

What a yummy looking soup - I love any kind that includes squash. Thanks for sharing.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yum! This looks perfect for fall!

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a GREAT!!! using pears.
Geri

Kathleen said...

I love it..with pears or apples..delicious!
Yours looks wonderful!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love butternut soup and think I will really like the addition of pear. Can't wait to try this (I have the same little grater!) Great photos, btw.

Joyce said...

Perfect Autumn comfort food for me on a Sunday night with a piece of bread.
Joyce

Ali said...

Squash is something I've never used to make a soup, but your recipe sounds so delicious, I may give it a try.

BTW, I'm always on the look out for a really outstanding Autumn vegetable soup recipe. Anyone with one, please either post it here or email it to me @ merrysage@gmail.com.

Ali

Lynn said...

Thannks! But I'm adding the cream! Hey, Hey, Hey!

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