Creamy Butternut Squash and Pear Bisque

Yield: About 2 quarts of soup

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The combination of butternut squash and pears is at its finest when infused with warm coriander and coconut milk. Serve this spicy-sweet and creamy bisque with rustic bread and artisan cheeses.

Ingredients

Preparation

For the squash

Preheat oven to 350° F. Cut the squash, crosswise, into several sections and roast it in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a knife inserts easily into the flesh. Cool it slightly, scoop out the soft flesh (removing any seeds), and chop it coarsely. You should have about 2 cups.

You may make the soup right away or refrigerate the cooked squash for up to 3 days.

For the soup

In a heavy pot, heat the oil over medium heat and toast the coriander for a scant 10 seconds. Add the onions and pears and sauté until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the squash, broth, chili sauce and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk.

Either puree with an immersion bender or allow to cool slightly and puree in batches in a food processor or blender.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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Great for fall feeding

Love this recipe. I doubled the sweet chili sauce and left out the salt and pepper for a semi-sweet soup. Did NOT puree; just left the small chunks of softened pears and veg as they were.

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