Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup
Is it safe to say the weather is finally starting to turn for most of us? If it is where you live, you may be reaching for warm, comforting foods to offset the chill felt outdoors. Roasting the vegetables in the oven will warm your kitchen and as a bonus, fill your house with wonderful scents. Serve with your favorite roll and a spread of butter.

Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup

Yield: Makes several servings

Ingredients:

1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion (I omitted)
1 quart chicken broth
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I omitted the cream cheese and used a bit of milk and a splash of cream instead)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
ground cinnamon to taste (optional)
fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the squash halves cut side down in a baking dish. Bake 45 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Scoop the pulp from the skins. Discard skins.

2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion until tender.

3. In a blender or food processor, blend the squash pulp, onion, broth, brown sugar, cream cheese, pepper, and cinnamon until smooth. This may be done in several batches.

4. Transfer the soup to a pot over medium heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Garnish with parsley, and serve warm.

from Allrecipes.com and Jam Hands.