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                             WINTER SQUASH SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup                             Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Acorn squash
    2       c            Chicken broth
      1/4   ts           Ground ginger
      1/8   ts           Salt
      1/8   ts           Pepper
            ds           Ground cinnamon
    1       c            Half and half
      1/4   c            Sour cream -- optional
                         Fresh chives -- optional
 
   Recipe by: Better Homes and Gardens - Soups and Stews
   Preparation Time: 0:45
   Halve squash; Remove seeds.  Cut each piece in half.
   Place a steamer
   
   basket in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; add broth to
   saucepan. Bring to boiling; place squash in steamer
   basket.
   
   Halve squash; Remove seeds.  Cut each piece in half.
   Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan or Dutch
   oven; add broth to saucepan.  Bring to boiling; place
   squash in steamer basket.  Cover and steam for 25 to
   30 minutes or till squash can be pierced easily with a
   fork.  Carefully remove steamer basket from saucepan.
   Reserve steaming liquid in saucepan. Using a spoon,
   scoop squash pulp out of the peel; discard peel.
   Place squash pulp in a blender or food processor.
   Cover and process till mixture is smooth, adding as
   much of the reserved liquid as necessary.
   
   Stir pureed squash into remaining reserved liquid in
   the saucepan;  stir in ginger, salt, pepper, and
   cinnamon.  Bring mixture to boiling, Reduce heat and
   stir in half-and-half.  Heat through, If desired,
   garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and
   chives.
  
 
 
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