Best Ever Butternut Squash Soup

1 -2 to 3 lb butternut squash
Dashes of salt and black pepper
2 Tablespoons melted butter
3 cups chicken broth
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated fresh Ginger
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Trim ends off of Butternut Squash. De-seed and cut in half lengthwise. Cut lengthwise again. Brush the 4 pieces with butter. Add dashes of salt and black pepper. Place on baking pan and bake in oven for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven, let cool slightly. Remove outer skin and place Butternut Squash in a blender. Add chicken broth, honey, Ginger, heavy cream and Cayenne Pepper. Blend until smooth.

Add butternut squash mixture to a sauce pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stir and lower to simmer for 3 minutes.

Optional - dollop of light sour cream and thin slices of green onion in center of each serving bowl.

Serves 6


Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" opens in theaters on November 5. This film is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," which opened on Broadway in 1976. "For Colored Girls" has a cast of beautiful and super talented woman of color who are sure to serve up a feast of emotion, drama, and laughter. Our Best Ever Butternut Squash Soup is honored to take inspiration from "For Colored Girls." Our soup's color is rich in light and dark tones. It's intense, yet light taste leaves you wanting  more. Our Best Ever Butternut Squash Soup is a must do recipe for the Fall and Winter. Thank you Tyler Perry for bringing this Tony Award nominated play to the screen, and thank you my true Queens!

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