Squash and Pear Soup
Reprinted with permission from Wegman's Food Markets, Inc.

We tried this soup a couple of weeks ago and were so impressed that we asked the good folks at Wegman's if we could present it for you! 







This squash and pear soup recipe is as good as it gets!  We loved it so much we contacted our friends at Wegman's Markets and asked for permission to share it.

The combination of squash and pears along with onion and thyme makes this delicious soup a savory and sweet delight to the senses!

Squash and pear soup is an excellent dish to serve any time but we think it really  makes for a wonderful holiday addition to our menu...we hope you do too!

Enjoy a bowl of this tasty squash soup, accented with sweet D'Anjou pears. Yum!





Squash and Pear Soup

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. pure olive oil
1 pkg. (8 oz) of cleaned and cut chopped onions
1 pkg. (20 oz)of cleaned and cut butternut squash - 1/4 inch dice
3 medium Bosc or Anjou pears, peeld, cored and quartered
1 carton (32 oz) vegetable culinary stock
1 Tbsp. minced thyme
salt and pepper to taste

How we make it

Heat oil over medium heat in a large stockpot.
Add onions and squash. Cook, covered, stirring
occasionally, 10 minutes.

Add pears, stock and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce
heat to low and allow to simmer about 25 minutes until
squash and pears are tender

Puree until smooth in a blender *
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Ladle into warm bowls to serve


* For the smoothest consistency, use a conventional
blender. Ladle small batches (about 2 cups) at a time into
blender. Puree until smooth. Return soup to pot and reheat
on low.











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