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1 butternut squash (about 3#), ends trimmed, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
6 garlic cloves, peeled
1 large onion, trimmed, roughly chopped
2 Fuji or Gala apples, peeled, halved, cored and roughly chopped
1/8 t. freshly grated nutmeg
1½ quarts chicken stock, heated
Salt and freshly ground pepper
½ c. heavy cream (optional)
2 T. chopped parsley
Goat cheese, thinned to spreadable consistency with a bit of cream
Preheat oven to 425º.
Season both halves of the butternut squash with olive oil and salt. Set, cut side down, on a parchment lined baking sheet and tuck 3 cloves of garlic in each seed cavity. In a large bowl place the onion, apple and nutmeg; drizzle with a bit of olive oil and season with salt. Turn out onto the baking sheet next to the squash. Place in preheated oven and roast until onions and apples are caramelized and squash is tender.
Remove pan from oven and transfer roasted apples and onions to a soup pot. Peel squash and add it to the pot along with the garlic. Pour in enough hot stock to just cover the squash mixture. Stirring, bring to a gentle simmer and cook to meld flavors, about 10 minutes.
Puree the soup in the blender in batches, (or use an immersion blender). If a more refined texture is desired, strain soup into a clean pot. Bring to a simmer and stir in the heavy cream, if using. Adjust the consistency with more hot stock, if necessary. Correct seasonings as needed and serve in warm bowls with a dollop of goat cheese and a sprinkling of parsley.
Recipe provided by: Chef Shellie Kark
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