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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Serves: Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3-pound) butternut squash
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large Fuji or Golden Delicious apple, cored, peeled, and chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 5 cups chicken stock or top-quality chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin purée (unseasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • ½cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar
  • ½teaspoon freshly ground or grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 cup whole milk or half-and-half
  • ¼> cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • Coarse sea salt

Procedures:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.


  2. Cut the squash in half, then cut each half in quarters. Scoop out and discard the seeds and pulp. Rub the squash pieces with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and set on a roasting pan, cut side up. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Roast, turning the pieces several times, for about 1 hour, until the squash is easily pierced with a fork. Allow the squash to cool, then scoop the tender flesh from the skins. Set aside.


  3. Heat the butter with 1 tablespoon of the remaining olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the apple and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until partly tender but not browned. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer, until the onion is tender.


  4. Stir in 2 cups of the chicken stock and simmer until the apple is fully tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin, orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar, nutmeg, mace, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Add the remaining 3 cups stock and simmer for 15 minutes.


  5. Dice enough of the roasted squash to make 1½ cups and set aside. Coarsely chop the remaining squash and add to the soup. Cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Add the milk and simmer 5 minutes longer. Allow to cool slightly. Working in batches, purée the soup in a blender or food processor until very smooth, returning the soup to the pot. Gently reheat the soup over medium-low heat.


  6. Just before serving, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and toast, stirring often, for 1 to 2 minutes, until crisp and lightly browned (be careful, the seeds may pop out of the pan). Spoon the seeds onto a small plate to avoid burning.


  7. Heat the reserved diced squash in a microwave for 30 seconds or warm in a small saucepan with 1 cup of the soup over medium-low heat. Spoon the diced squash into warmed soup bowls and ladle the hot soup over. Top each bowl with toasted pumpkin seeds and a few grains of sea salt.

Renée Behnke

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