Butternut Squash & Sage Brown Butter Soup

 

What is better than delicious warm soup on a rainy day like this? Cozy up with a bowl of our Butternut Squash & Sage Brown Butter Soup! 

Ingredients

2 medium        Butternut Squash, cut in half lengthwise & seeded

1 large             Sweet Potato, cut in half lengthwise

¼ cup              Olive Oil

½ loaf              Baguette, thinly sliced

2 cloves           Garlic

¾ cup              Fresh Apple or Orange Juice

3+ cups           Chicken or Vegetable Stock

1 cup               ½ & ½, room temp, optional

¼ cup              Pepitas (Roasted Pumpkin Seeds), optional

6 each              Sage Leaves, thinly sliced

1/3 cup             Butter

to taste           Salt & Pepper

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Place the squash & sweet potato halves on an oiled or nonstick sheet tray into the oven for 25-35 minutes until cooked through & tender. Let cool slightly & remove the flesh from the skins.
  3. Place the olive oil on a plate. Dip on side of each slice of baguette in the oil to coat. Season with salt & Pepper. Place in the over for about 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Lightly rub the whole garlic on each crostini.
  4. Heat the butter in a small sauce pan on medium heat until it starts to brown. Remove from the heat, let cool for a few minutes; add the sage, and set aside.
  5. Place the squash, sweet potato, orange juice, some stock (the more added, the thinner the soup will be), ½ & ½, & the sage brown butter into a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth & adjust seasoning with salt & pepper. If needed reheat in a pot on low heat.
  6. Ladle into bowls and garnish with the pepitas & garlic toasts.

 

Equipment

-sheet tray                               -stirring spoon

-cook’s knife                          -sauce pot

-bread knife                            -blender or food processor