Adapted from the Cabot Cheese folks, this is a lightened up version of the delicious Cheddar Butternut Squash Soup. Russians use a lot of sour cream, so I have put this in my Russian cookbook!
- In a large saucepan, combine squash and broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until squash is vry tender, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let stand until warm, then puree in batches in the blender.
- Return the puree to the saucepan and place over medium low heat. Stir in the sour cream, cheddar, butter and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper.
- Stir the soup until heated through. Don't allow it to boil. Now taste the soup, adding brown sugar if not sweet enough. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve. Enjoy!