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Buttercup Squash Soup Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 buttercup squash
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cinnamon applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



Peel buttercup squash and remove inner seeds and fibers.  Cut into chunks and steam until tender.  Once tender place in a medium bowl and mash.  In a large saucepan, melt one tablespoon butter on medium-high. Stir in ground ginger. Add the mashed buttercup squash and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and cook ~10 minutes.  Stir in applesauce and cook another 1 minute. Stir in pepper.


Makes 6 servings