Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 ea Chopped large onion

  2. 1/4 ts Ground cinnamon

  3. Pinch of ground cloves

  4. 4 c Chicken stock

  5. 1/2 c Dark brown sugar

  6. 1 c Grated cheddar cheese opt

  7. Heavy cream to thin to

  8. desired consistency optional

  9. Whipped cream for garnish

  10. optional 1/2 ts Ground allspice

  11. 1 ts White pepper to taste

  12. 2 ea Minced garlic cloves

  13. 2 tb Butter/margarine

  14. 1 1/2 lb Peeled butternut squash

  15. or pumpkin cut in 2 inch

  16. cubes or about 2 c cooked

  17. canned or frozen squash

  18. 4 ea Peeled sliced apples

  19. 1 c Chopped walnuts

  20. 2 c Apple cider

  21. 2 ts Salt or to taste

  22. Allspice for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a kettle, cook the onion and garlic in margarine until soft, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the cubed squash, apples, walnuts, cider, salt, pepper, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and enough stock to cover.

  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer, partially covered, 1 hour or until squash is tender.

  4. If using canned, frozen or already cooked and pureed squash, add to other ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes - start with a small amount of stock and add more if needed.

  5. GArnish and serve.

  6. In batches, puree the bisque in a blender or food processor until very smooth.

  7. Return to a clean pot and add brown sugar and, if needed, more salt and pepper.

  8. If desired, add cheese and stir until smooth.

  9. To thin to desired consistency, where ripples disappear, add cream or more cider.

  10. To serve, reheat until piping hot, but do not boil.

  11. Serve garnished with dollops of whipped cream and/or a dash of allspice and more chopped walnuts.

  12. NOTE: To precook squash without peeling, cut in half, remove pulp and bake, cut side down, in a baking dish with enough water to cover the bottom until tender, about 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

  13. Check occasionally to see if more water is needed.

  14. Then scrap pulp off the skin.


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