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Acorn Squash and Roasted Onion Bisque

They say, a picture paints a thousand words; in this case it makes my mouth water. Roasting brings out the nuttiness of the acorn squash and the rich caramelized sweetness of the onion.  Blended together, they form the perfect Fall bisque.  This bisque would be perfect for Thanksgiving; or serve with a dense, crusty bread as a meal.


"Roasting brings out the nuttiness of the acorn squash and 
the caramelized sweetness of the onions."
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INGREDIENTS:
1 acorn squash
1 medium sweet onion
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon sage
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees

1.      Cut squash in half and remove seeds.

2.      Peel and quarter onion.

3.      Place squash in baking dish, skin side down.  Brush with olive oil and season with nutmeg and sage.

4.      Place onions and carrots around squash.  Drizzle the remaining olive oil over vegetables.

5.      Season all with pepper.

6.      Bake for 1 hour.  Onions will sweeten and begin to brown; squash and carrots will soften.

7.     Scoop out squash into bowl.  Add onions and carrots.

8.     Put 1/2 of the mixture into a food processor; pour in 1 cup water and 1 cup broth.  Blend until it has a smooth bisque consistency.  Pour into stock pot and repeat with remaining ingredients.

9.     Heat bisque over low heat for 20 minutes.  Stir in heavy cream and season with sea salt and pepper.

10.   Serve and enjoy!

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