*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                SQUASH SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Appetizers
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       ea           Butternut, buttercup or
                         -- acorn squash
    1       tb           Oil
    1       ea           Onion, chopped
    1       t            Ginger, grated
    2       ea           Apples, peeled & chopped
    2 1/2   c            Vegetable stock
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme leaves
                         Salt & pepper
    2       tb           Parsley, chopped
 
   Pierce squash in several places with sharp knife. Microwave at high
   (100% power) for 3 minutes to soften peel. Peel and chop 3 cups
   squash.
   In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and
   ginger. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
   Add chopped squash, apples, stock and thyme. Bring to boil, reduce
   heat, cover and simmer until squash is tender, about 20 minutes.
   Remove from heat and puree in batches in food processor or blender
   until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
   Garnish each serving with chopped parsley.
   (Or cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Season to taste with
   salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.)
  
 
 
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