Twitter Facebook Pinterest

Welcome Tummywise Visitors. All of the great content from the Tummywise site has now been incorporated in the California Dried Plums site.

Puree of Acorn Squash and Dried Plum Soup

Soup is the ideal way to warm-up dinner on a cool night. Dried plums' sweet flavor blends perfectly with acorn squash, creating a delicious, creamy soup that's sure to become a fall favorite.

User Rating
0 0 Ratings 5
rate this recipe
Thanks for rating!
Prep Time   20 minutes Cook Time   20 - 25 minutes Serves  6

Ingredients

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, seeded and chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 3 1/2 cups)
1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup (about 3 ounces) pitted dried plums
6 cups water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 large cubes chicken bouillon (enough to make 4 cups prepared bouillon)
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Directions

In large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until hot. Cook and stir onion and garlic 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is soft and lightly browned. Add squash, potato, dried plums, water, rosemary and bouillon; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables are very soft.

Remove from heat; cool slightly. Working in small batches, process vegetable mixture in blender container until smooth; return to pan. Whisk in sour cream; season with salt and pepper. Heat through before serving.

Tips:
 - To make acorn squash easier to peel, heat whole squash in microwave oven 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly softened; peel off skin.
 - If desired, garnish individual bowls with sour cream drizzle. In small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream and 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Drizzle over soup just before serving.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
228
Cholesterol
28mg
% of Calories from Fat
39%
Total Fat
10g
Sodium
967mg
Carbohydrate
33g
Protein
4g
Fiber
4g
Potassium
590mg

Photo of Puree of Acorn Squash and Dried Plum Soup