Donna's Butternut Squash Pear Soup With A Touch of Sherry

Published On: Oct 15 2012 04:17:39 PM CDT

This has just the right combinations of flavors for a fantastic fall soup.

Optional Topping:

In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add onions and ginger. Cook until onions are translucent. Add broth, pear, potato, and squash. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 - 40 minutes or until potatoes, pears, and squash are tender. Add white pepper, ground thyme, brown sugar, half & half, and sherry. Using a hand held immersion blender, blend soup to the desired consistency. Heat through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For optional topping, combine all topping ingredients. Place in plastic squeeze bottle.

When ready to serve soup, squeeze a swirl design on top of each bowl of soup.

*Fresh squash can be used. Peel and dice the squash and add it to the broth. Cook it with the potatoes and pears until tender.

Makes 8 cups

Serves 4 

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