Friday, March 11, 2011

Honey & Butternut Squash Soup

My sister was giving me a hard time because I hadn't posted any new recipes this week.  Yes, it has been a busy week, enough time to cook, but not enough time to share.  I've missed you!  Here is our dinner from last night, a simple soup made from local ingredients... butternut squash purchased from a local farmer last fall and frozen, home canned applesauce and honey from a local beekeeper. Serve with a salad and some fresh bread for a cozy winter meal.

Honey and Butternut Squash Soup
Adapted from Mary at

1 ½ c. chopped onion
4 T. butter
6 c. of cooked butternut squash
1 c. applesauce
4-oz. cream cheese
3-4 c. chicken stock
½ t. poultry seasoning
¼ c. honey

1. In a medium sized stockpot cook the onions in the butter over medium heat, just until tender, do not brown.
2. Add the squash and the cream cheese to the pot. Puree the mixture with an immersion blend. (You can also transfer the ingredients to a food processor or a blender to puree.)
3. Add the chicken stock and poultry seasoning, and stir to combine.
4. Heat through until just bubbling, do not boil.  Add the honey, and stir well to incorporate.
5. Ladle into soup bowls and serve with a drizzle of honey on top.

Note: to use a fresh squash, take 1 medium and 1 small squash, cut in half, seed, and cook for 1 to 1 ½ hours at 350 degrees.  I usually buy fresh, local squash in the fall, cook it down, and the freeze for use over the winter.



  1. I don't know if I could make this one...

    ..could I make a request for a recipe for pork chops? I have a few in my freezer and every time I make them they are so chewy and dry. (well, not every time!) Thanks Sista!

  2. You could totally handle this soup. And if you're not up for it, ask your husband to make it for you!

    As for the pork chops, we have to pick up our pork from the butcher on Saturday, and pork chops are on the menu Saturday night. You're a lucky girl! Do you have any requests? With potatoes and gravy, BBQ, with a peach sauce? I will make sure to post as quickly as possible to you can get cooking in your kitchen!

  3. I have Jason try his hand at the soup...I'll be in charge of pork chops! Potatoes and gravy porkchops sound really good right now! No need to rush into posting....I work Sat, Sun, Mon!!! Thanks Sis!