Moosewood's Butternut Squash Soup With Sage

"This golden soup has a tantalizing aroma and a light crunch from the sage leaves. From the Moosewood Restaurant in New York"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Brush the bottom of a baking pan with 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 the olive oil.
  • Put the garlic inside the squash cavities and place halves in the pan cut side down.
  • Add the onions to the pan and brush with 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 5-10 minutes more or until the squash is tender and the onions are soft.
  • When the squash is cooled enough to 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 and puree until it is smooth. (If you are making this ahead - chill here - and when ready go to the next direction).
  • 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 the sage leaves.

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Reviews

  1. Bergy
    I really enjoy Moosewood recipes and this was no exception. I added 1 tsp of ginger and cut out the olive oil. I used veggue stock excellent flavor. Unfortuneately I had no fresh sage but added a pinch of dried to the soup . I had frozen roasted garlic cloves so used them. Thanks Tish for posting this recipe
     
  2. Gay Gilmore
    I didn't read the recipe well enough to notice to put the onions and garlic in with the butternut squash to roast. Oops. So I had to saute the onions and garlic afterwards with the spices (not a bad side effect). I used beef broth (just what I had) and it seemed fine. I thought the dish had plenty of flavor but the texture was a little off for me. It just didn't have the creaminess of other butternut squash soups I've had. I ended up adding about 1/2 cup of whole milk at the end to try to get some smoothness and richness and served it with a bit of sour cream and cilantro on top. Will make again!
     
  3. concretegirl
    I loved this recipe. Have tried a few squash soup recipes and this one is really good and quite easy. I used chicken stock instead of apple juice or vegetable broth. I also added about 3/4 cup of applesauce for a little hint of sweetness. This soup is great topped with parmesan or bacon bits. Thanks Tish!
     
  4. Sara Spider
    This is an excellent soup. I made it last year for Thanksgiving and am planning to make it again this year. It's not hard to make. It'd be a great soup to warm up with on any crisp autumn day.
     
  5. rosslare
    So flavoursome with the apple juice.
     
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Tweaks

  1. zombiesgirl
    Lovely. I used chicken stock instead of vegetable, but i made no other changes, it didnt need any. We had it as a mid week october dinner along with some cheese and bread, but it would make a nice first course.
     
  2. concretegirl
    I loved this recipe. Have tried a few squash soup recipes and this one is really good and quite easy. I used chicken stock instead of apple juice or vegetable broth. I also added about 3/4 cup of applesauce for a little hint of sweetness. This soup is great topped with parmesan or bacon bits. Thanks Tish!
     

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