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Acorn Squash Soup

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ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   11 cups
  

recipe id: 18420
cook method: oven, stovetop, crock pot

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ingredients

3 acorn squash
3 carrots, scraped and sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
3 1/2 cups canned chicken broth, divided
1/3 cup water, divided
2 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry sherry
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 pinch ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup half and half
fresh thyme for garnish

directions

Cut squash in half, remove seeds. Bake in shallow pan in 350 degrees F oven for 55 minutes. Place cooked squash halves on paper towels on baking board and allow to cool. Scoop out the pulp and reserve; discard the shells.

Cook carrot and onion in boiling water 12 to 15 minutes, drain. Combine 1/2 of carrot mixture, 1/2 squash pulp, 1/2 cup chicken broth, and 1/2 the water in an electric blender, cover and process until smooth. Place puree in crockpot or large saucepan. Repeat procedure with the remaining carrot mixture, squash pulp, 1/2 cup chicken broth and water, then add to crockpot or saucepan.

Melt margarine in another saucepan over low heat, add flour and stir till smooth. Add flour mixture to pureed squash and carrots, along with remaining 2-1/2 cups chicken broth, sherry, salt, pepper, paprika, allspice and nutmeg. (You can place crockpot of soup in fridge overnight and bring it out in morning to begin simmering while you are at work.)

If you are using a large saucepan instead of a crockpot, just heat the soup for a few minutes at this point. When ready to serve, stir in half-and-half. Place soup in tureen or individual bowls and garnish with fresh thyme springs.

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Geraldine

nutrition

135 calories, 5 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams protein per cup.
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