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2 Acorn Squash
1 Medium Yellow Pumpkin
3 Cups (No Sugar Added) So Delicious Coconut Milk (You can substitute this for regular milk if you prefer)
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2+ Tablespoon Olive Oil
**If you don't have or can't find a yellow pumpkin you can substitute for 2 additional Acorn Squash- for a total of 4.
**This recipe yields a good bit of soup. Somewhere around 6 bowls (depending on size).
Preheat oven to 350.
Half the squash and pumpkin and clean out seeds. Using your hands rub a thin layer of olive oil over the surface of the squash and pumpkin. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Cut the pumpkin into similar sized pieces in relation to the acorn squash. You want to be sure they cook evenly. Roast for 30-40 minutes- it will be done when the texture is soft and there is no resistance from a fork or testing utensil. Cooking times will vary.
Scoop the meat out of the squash and place in a food processor.
Turn on and slowly add the coconut milk and olive oil. Blend until smooth, creamy and thin enough to resemble soup.
You may have to do this in two steps depending on the size of your food processor.
Transfer the soup to a pot and stir over medium heat. Add more Coconut Milk if necessary.
Be careful not to let the soup boil too hard- you don't want it to separate.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe is made to be dairy free but you can top with a dollop of creme fraiche as a garnish.
It is delicious as both a hot and cold soup.
If you want to add a little something extra in terms of flavor composition, try adding crumbled bacon pieces when serving. Tasty!!