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LifeScape Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

This tasty soup is easy to make and super yummy! A nice addition to a cool fall day!

1 (3-pound) butternut squash

8 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

3/4 cup orange juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 cup whipping cream

Ground nutmeg

Preparation:

Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Place squash, cut sides down, in a shallow pan; add hot water to pan to depth of 3/4 & cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until tender; drain. Scoop out pulp; mash. Discard shell. Cook carrot in boiling water 25 minutes or until tender; drain and mash.

Combine squash, carrot, chicken broth, and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Process half of mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining half of squash mixture.

Place pureed mixture in a large saucepan; bring to a simmer. Stir in cream; return to a simmer. Remove from heat. To serve, ladle into individual bowls. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

 

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