Butternut Squash Soup

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You can substitute pumpkin for the butternut squash.
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  • Serves 6

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup onion; chopped, 1 medium
    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 2 cup chicken broth
    • 1 lb butternut squash, pared, seeded and cut in 1" cubes
    • 2 pears; pared and sliced
    • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves; fresh, snipped
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon coriander; ground
    • 1 cup whipping cream
  • For Presentation:
    • Sweetened whipped cream
    • Ground cinnamon
  • Garnish:
    • 1 pear sliced
    • 1/2 cup pecans toasted, chopped

Instructions

Cook and stir onion in margarine in 4-quart Dutch oven until tender.

Stir in broth, squash, 2 sliced pears, thyme, salt, white pepper, and coriander. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until squash is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Pour about half of the soup into food processor work bowl fitted with steel blade or into blender container; cover and process until smooth. Repeat with remaining soup.

Return to Dutch oven; stir in whipping cream. Heat, stirring frequently, until hot. Serve with sliced pear and pecans.
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