Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton


This recipe came to my inbox by way of back in the fall. It’s a great and easy recipe for a healthy and tasty soup which is sweet and savory. Roasting the pears and the butternut squash, caramelizes their sugars, enhancing their natural sweetness. Balancing that sweetness are the leeks, tomatoes, garlic, and salt & pepper. You can find the recipe Here.

 Here are the veggies and pear drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt & pepper ready to roast in the oven.


And here they are 45 minutes later, roasted in all their carmelized-goodness.

Add your roasted veggies to 4 cups of chicken stock. Time permitting, I like to make my chicken stock when I have a chicken, so I can control the sodium (and know there is no added MSG) and freeze it for later.

 The recipe calls for pureeing it in a blender in batches, but I used my immersion blender in the pot and it is done in 5 minutes, quick and easy with less clean up.

 Add some blue cheese crumbles and some walnuts. . .a little crumbled bacon doesn’t hurt either :)

I’m sharing this recipe at Foodie Friday and am including this soup as part of my Food for Thought Edible Review, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera, from my book  All Over Creation,

For the purpose of my book review on Saturday, this recipe will be named Promiscuous Squash Soup…the Free Dictionary defines promiscuity* as a mixture of diverse or unrelated parts or individuals; a hodgepodge, which is appropriate considering the  combination of unlikely ingredients in this soup !

( *in addition to having indiscriminate sexual partners which apparently squash are prone to do :-)

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  7 comments for “Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton

  1. March 12, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Sounds wonderful and looks delicious!

  2. March 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I love the title and the book looks great. All that roasting must really bring out the flavor… this is a great recipe and beautifully done post… thanks!

  3. March 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Your photography is amazing – just stunning, so colorful, so beautiful! Recipe sounds really good and healthy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. March 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    This soup sounds just delicious and I love the name of it. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the pretty photos!


  5. March 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    What a great name! I love it! LOL! And I can see why the soup is so tempting.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Foodie Friday…


    Sheila :-)

  6. March 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Oh, fantastic! The soup itself looks amazing but the blue cheese and walnuts added in? SWOON! Looks amazing, I need to make this happen. Thank you for sharing this!

  7. March 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Okay, I just had to comment again. This recipe has seriously rocked my world and I’m craving this soup like crazy already.

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