Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  • 1 (2 to 2 1/4 lb) butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Brown Family Farm pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream

Preheat oven to 425°F. Brush insides and outsides of squash halves with 1 tablespoon of oil and place, cut sides up, on cookie sheet or in roasting pan. Bake for one hour or until squash is tender. Remove from oven and cool.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in large pot. Cook onion until softened. Scoop out squash from peel and add to onion, stirring. Add parsley. Stir in chicken broth and simmer, about 20 minutes. Add syrup, salt and pepper. Just before serving, stir in cream.