That's what I call YUMMY COMFORT food! To make it a bit richer I saute one large onion in 5 tablespoons of butter sprinkled with one tablespoon of brown sugar till caramelized. Then add to soup at the end with shrimp

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cubed squash, milk and chicken broth in a saucepan. Season with salt, pepper, curry powder, celery salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 30 minutes, until squash is tender, stirring frequently to prevent the milk from scorching.

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  • Add 1/2 the shrimp, and 1/2 the pears to the soup, and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque. Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Return to the saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.

  • Add the remaining shrimp and remaining pears to the soup, and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque. Stir in sherry wine, and remove from heat. Ladle into bowls, and garnish with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts

155.2 calories; 10.1 g protein; 23.3 g carbohydrates; 48.1 mg cholesterol; 167.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2005
This is a keeper! I used the suggestion about carmelizing the onions using only 1 T. butter but found it too sweet. Made it again leaving out only the sugar--much better and definitely sweet enough. I also blended all of the pear (too much of a 'burst' of sweetness when biting into the little chunks of pear). A great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2014
I thought it was bland. Maybe it was because I used frozen shrimp but I won't make it again. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2005
This is a keeper! I used the suggestion about carmelizing the onions using only 1 T. butter but found it too sweet. Made it again leaving out only the sugar--much better and definitely sweet enough. I also blended all of the pear (too much of a 'burst' of sweetness when biting into the little chunks of pear). A great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2005
This is a keeper! I used the suggestion about carmelizing the onions using only 1 T. butter but found it too sweet. Made it again leaving out only the sugar--much better and definitely sweet enough. I also blended all of the pear (too much of a 'burst' of sweetness when biting into the little chunks of pear). A great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2007
I cut the servings down to 4 & roasted my squash (cut in half scrape out seeds place cut side down in inch of water bake @350 for about 45 minutes... maybe an hour) & then scooped out the inside & added it to the milk & broth (cutting down the cooking time naturally). I pureed all of the pears (didn't have quite as much as recipe called for because I used some in pear-tinis;o) ) I did make the carmelized onions (they had a lot to the soup!) but I only used a couple tbp of butter half an onion & sprinkled them w/ salt instead of sugar. The only sherry I had was a cream sherry but it worked. I started the meal off w/ Pear-tinis (even hubby liked those) served this soup w/ a salad (w/ pear/honey vinaigrette) garlic toast & finished it off w/ Pears w/ Raspberry Sauce. Thansk for a very enjoyable recipe namaste2uom! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
Quick to make. Pears are a nice touch! So healthy and tasty too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2011
Yum! This recipe was great I didn't even get sick of it after three meals! The caramelized onions on the top were amazing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
this is the one Pam and Shawn Loved - I made it for Kovarik Christmas I think and didn't go over well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
This was pretty tasty but next time I plan not to puree the shrimp. I prefer big chunks of shrimp. The carmelized onion was a great touch! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2014
I thought it was bland. Maybe it was because I used frozen shrimp but I won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
As someone suggested I pureed all the pears. The only other change I made was to use a dry red wine since I did not have sherry. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
I was a little skeptical but this dish was fantastic! Very elegant and gourmet. My husband and I ate it with a side of asparagus and a dry Riesling. This one's a keeper! Read More
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