Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Recipes Apr 7, 2011 Golden Harvest Soup SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterestphoto: licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License Chef Heidi Fink shares her recipe for a warming late autumn soup with a twist – a swirl of sweet ginger crème. Soup4T butter1½ medium yellow onions, diced2 lbs sweet winter squash – I use Kabocha, Buttercup, Sweet Mama, Red Kari, or Ambercup (there should be 5-6 cups peeled and chopped)1 tsp freshly grated ginger1 pinch cinnamon2 bay leaves4 large ripe pears (about 4-5 cups, peeled and chopped)1 tsp salt, or more to taste6 cups stock or water To make soup: Heat a heavy soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the butter and heat until butter is melted and frothy. Add the onion and stir. Sauté, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and cooked through. Turn heat down, and continue to cook until onions are deep gold and caramelized. This will take over 20 minutes. Use this time to prep the squash and pear. When onions are ready, stir in the ginger, cinnamon and bay leaves and sauté until fragrant (a few seconds). Add the stock, the salt and the chopped squash. Bring to a boil, simmer for a few minutes, then add the pear and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until everything is fall-apart tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Puree the soup using a hand-held immersion blender, or in batches in a counter-top blender. Return to pot, if using a counter-top blender, and taste to see if it needs more salt. Don’t be tempted to add more ginger unless you are not going to use the garnish. Garnish: Sweet Ginger Crème½ cup crystallized ginger, chopped1 to 1½ cups heavy cream To make garnish: Place the chopped crystallized ginger and about ½ cup cream in the work bowl of a food processor. Puree, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary, until the mixture is as smooth as possible. Add another half-cup of cream and puree until thickened. Scrape out into a bowl and stir in more heavy cream until garnish reaches the consistency you like. If you are going to serve the crème in a dollop, add only a few tablespoons more heavy cream. If you are going to put the crème garnish into a squirt bottle to make swirly designs in the soup, add half-cup or more extra cream to make the garnish thin enough to pour. To serve: Ladle Golden Harvest Soup into bowls and garnish with a dollop or swirl of Sweet Ginger Crème. Serve immediately.RecipesSoupStarterVegetarian SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food / How to Cook / Main course / Recipes November 2, 2021 French Quiche—Revised Our apologies for an omission in this recipe in the Dec|Jan issue. In the instructions for making the filling, we neglected to add the milk to the ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Food / How to Cook / Recipes May 7, 2021 Halibut Stock Halibut Stock Did you know halibut bones make the most delicate yet flavourful stock imaginable? Ask your fish department to set aside the bones ... Read More Kitchen Tools / Must Have / Recipes November 27, 2020 Wood Oven Envy — Tips, Recipes, Links Some tips on cooking with wood in an outdoor oven, recipes, and links to the wood ovens mentioned in our article Dec|Jan 2020-2021 Tips on Cooking ... Read More Comments are closed.