Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rich and Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Maple

At our wedding we ate a DELICIOUS butternut squash and maple soup...So I am on a mission to try and recreate it! I looked online at a bunch of recipes and I played around with them and I came up with this recipe. We love this soup and make it often.


To make this sweet and creamy soup you will need:

  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • celery
  • one large onion, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 butternut squash, de-seeded, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of cooking cream ( or milk for a lighter version)
  • 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Put the butter, celery and onion into a large pot. Let simmer on medium high..stirring frequently.
Add the chopped up carrots, potato and squash. Let them simmer until you notice the squash becoming a darker, more rich colour.

Add the chicken broth and let it boil. You want the potatoes, squash and the carrots to become soft and mashable. At the same time add the garlic and the cinnamon.

Once the potatoes, squash and carrots are soft and mashable, drain the liquid out of the pot. As you drain the liquid out, put it in a container and set it aside.  It has the cinnamon in it and we still want to use it! Once you have done that, it is time to mash everything together with an electric mixer ( or in a food processor)

Once the vegetables have been well mixed and mashed together you can add back 3/4 of the liquid you took out and one cup of table cream. Also add in your 1 to 2 tbsp of maple syrup! Add your salt and pepper to taste. Stir until you find the right consistency.

Now EAT and ENJOY!


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