Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pumpkins, Squash, Apples and Pears!

Last week, I visited my local farmer’s market and was delightfully surprised to see that almost all my favorite fall vegetables have harvested quite well this year! On the east coast, we received a lot of rain in June, which stalled a lot of growth for fall harvest. Oh, what will I make first?! Pumpkin fritters or my classic Squash Soup? Since my Fall Harvest Party is next week, I decided to make a large batch of Butternut Squash Soup. It can easily be kept fresh in my freezer and I can heat it over the stove just in time for my guests! What’s your favorite fall vegetable?

Butternut Squash Soup with Sage
From: Campbell's Kitchen
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Serves: 4


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and seeded and cut into 1" cubes
2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness™ or Certified Organic)
1 tablespoon butter OR margarine
12 fresh sage leaves


HEAT oil in saucepot over medium heat. Add squash, apples and onion and cook until almost tender. Stir in sugar, coriander and red pepper. Cook and stir 2 min.

ADD broth. Heat to a boil. Cook over low heat 10 min. or until squash is tender.

PLACE cooked squash mixture in food processor, using a slotted spoon. Cover and blend until smooth, adding enough cooking liquid to make soup of desired consistency.

HEAT butter in small skillet. Add sage and cook until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Reserve butter in skillet. Divide soup among 4 bowls. Drizzle each with sage butter and garnish with fried sage leaves.

By the way, I’m sure my savvy readers have noticed that my recipes are coming from the Campbell’s Kitchen. When you work with Swanson Chunk Chicken, like I do, I’m constantly visiting the test kitchen at Campbell Soup Company. I get so many great ideas that allow me to test new recipes with familiar and comfortable ingredients. If you’re ever in need of a new recipe, check out!

1 comment:

Simply Life said...

What a perfect combo of falls best foods!