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Butternut Squash Soup With Sizzled Sage Recipe

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This recipe for Butternut Squash Soup With Sizzled Sage, by , is from A Memoir Of Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Suzanne Kelly


1/4 cup olive oil
2 or 3 small butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
6 unpeeled garlic cloves
2 large Spanish onions, peeled and quartered
1/4 cup water
3 cups apple juice or vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
Ground pepper
2 teaspoons butter
20 fresh sage leaves, sliced on the diagonal

Preheat oven to 400. Brush the bottom of a large baking pan with about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and set aside.
Cut the squash through the stem ends into halves, prick the skin in several places with a knife, and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Brush the cut surfaces with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Nest the garlic inside the squash cavities and place the squash halves in the pan cut side down. Add the onions to the pan and brush with the remaining olive oil.
Pour the water into the bottom of the pan, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 to 10 minutes more, until the squash is tender and the onions are soft. When the squash is cool enough handle, scoop out the flesh. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins and discard the skins.
In batches in a blender, combine the baked vegetables, apple juice or stock, thyme, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste and puree until smooth. Pour the soup into a pot and heat gently.
In a small skillet, melt the butter and saute the sage leaves until dark and curled. Garnish each bowl of soup with sage leaves.

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Number Of Servings:
4 to 6




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