Orange Acorn Squash Soup by lizzy2008


									Orange Acorn Squash Soup

1 small acorn squash
1 c. 1% milk
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp onion, minced
1 Tbsp flour
½ tsp brown sugar
Pepper to taste
Dash of nutmeg
1 c. chicken broth
¼ c. orange juice
1 Tbs. grated orange rind

   1. Pierce the squash in several places, place on a paper towel and
       microwave on high for 7-12 minutes.
   2. Cut squash in half and allow it to cool slightly. Scoop out and discard
       seeds. Scrape out flesh and mash using a blender or a fork. Add milk
       and blend until smooth. Set mixture aside.
   3. In a heavy saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions
       and cook, stirring often for five minutes or until they are tender but not
   4. Stir in flour, brown sugar, pepper and nutmeg. Add broth and orange rind.
   5. Cook the soup until it comes to a boil. Add squash mixture and orange
       juice, bring it back to a simmer.

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