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veggiemaya
Feb 24th, 2008, 08:07 PM
i haven't actually tried this recipe yet, as I just stumbled across it today. i will probably try to make it later in the week, so if anyone does try it sooner...please let me know. it sounds and looks really good!

Squash & Pear Soup http://www.mrsdash.com/images/dbrecipes/0769.jpg
makes 9 cups
active time 20 mins
total time 45 mins
you will need a handheld or conventional blender

serving size- 3/4 cup
calories- 110 (woo hoo!)

ingredients
1 tbsp pure olive oil
8 oz chopped onions
20 oz butternut squash (1/4 inch dice)
4 medium Bosc or Anjou pears- peeled cored and quartered
32 oz vegetable stock
1 tbsp minced fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Tofutti non diary sour cream (optional)

1. heat oil on MEDIUM-LOW in large stockpot. Add onions & squash. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally for 10 mins.

2. Add pears, stock, and thyme. bring to a boil; reduce heat to LOW. simmer about 25 mins until squash and pears are tender.

3. Puree until smooth with blender *
add a dollop of sour cream (optional)
season to taste with salt and pepper.


* for the smoothest consistency, use a conventional blender. ladle small batches(about 2 cups at a time) into blender. puree until smooth. return soup to pot, heat on low.
ENJOY!!

applepie
Feb 25th, 2008, 02:03 AM
Mmh, that sounds really good! I would be interested to hear your opinion once you've tried it.

Haniska
Feb 25th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Does anyone else feel hesitant about pears in a soup? I do have a butternut squash though.

veggiemaya
Feb 25th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Does anyone else feel hesitant about pears in a soup? I do have a butternut squash though.

what about it makes you feel hesitant. i haven't ever tried pears in soup but i did have a squash soup with little diced apples in it once and it was really good.

cedarblue
Feb 25th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Does anyone else feel hesitant about pears in a soup? I do have a butternut squash though.

phew i'm glad i'm not the only one! i have no idea why, pears can be so overpowering sometimes - someone make it please and put haniska 's and my own mind at rest!

animaladvocate
Mar 26th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Curiosity has got the better of me so here goes......