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Spicy Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

"One-pot soup for dinner" by Alicia Ross, United Feature Syndicate. Kitchen Scoop. Miracle soup that comes together in just 5 minutes. Accompany with wheat crackers with mild cheese and grape clusters. Recipe published in the Winston-Salem Journal: January 11, 2012.

  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Cook time:5 Minutes


  • 1 15-ounce can(s) butternut squash puree (See Note)
  • 1 15-ounce can(s) pear halves, packed in pear juice, drained well (See Note)
  • 1 vegetable or chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cream, optional
  • Salt to taste


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Or combine all ingredients in a blender, puree and then transfer to saucepan to heat. Once soup is steaming, divide soup into soup bowls to serve. Swirl in cream if using and salt to taste. Serve immediately.

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