This recipes comes to us from FDP team member Bri DeRosa and originally appeared on her blog Red, Round or Green. One of the nice things about this recipe is that you can always adjust the texture — add more broth if you like it thinner, or make it with less for a thicker soup. We like ours on the heartier side.
1. Heat the butter or oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Saute the onions in the butter until soft and translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
3. Add the squash, pears, and rosemary, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
4. Add the broth, cover, and bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer until the squash is very tender, about 20 minutes.
5. Puree the soup (I use a hand blender for this, but you can transfer to a blender or food processor) until smooth.
6. Add the cream, if using, and season to taste. You can also add more broth at this point if you want a thinner soup.
I serve this with warm sourdough bread and a green salad, or with ham and cheese panini for a more filling meal.