Thursday, 22 September 2011

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

This is a lovely sweet, yet not too sweet, soup with a hint of mild spice. Butternut squash and pears make a wonderful combination, and both flavors are evident in this warming fall and winter soup.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
·         2 tsp olive oil
·         1 cup finely chopped onion
·         1 tbsp curry powder
·         1 pound butternut squash (about half a medium squash), cut into 1-inch pieces
·         2 ripe medium Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
·         3 1/2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
Heat oil on medium heat in Dutch oven or soup pot. Gently sauté onions until softened—about 5 minutes. Add curry powder and stir, sautéing for 1 minute. Add butternut squash and pear pieces. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until squash and pear are tender. Transfer soup to a food processor or blender and purée until smooth, working in two batches if necessary.
Serves 6
Per Serving: Calories 119, Calories from Fat 17,total Fat 1.9g (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 38mg, Carbohydrate 23g, Fiber 3.2g, Protein 2.5g
Also try with apples!

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