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‐ Smoky Persimmon & Butternut Squash Soup ‐

2 Do You Fuyu Persimmons, chopped (approximately 3 cups)

1 small yellow onion, chopped

1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for garnish

1 tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp turmeric

1 tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

1 bay leaf

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ large Butternut squash, peeled and chopped (approximately 3 cups)

2 cups vegetable broth

Fresh chives and heavy (or coconut) cream, to garnish


Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 4–6

1 In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, sauté the chopped onion over medium heat with olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add smoked paprika, turmeric, salt, black pepper, bay leaf, and garlic; toast for 30 seconds to open up the fragrance of the spices, taking care not to burn the garlic.

2 Add the persimmon, Butternut squash, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer for 20 minutes, or until squash is soft.

3 Discard the bay leaf. Use an immersion blender to blend everything to a silky-smooth texture, or blend the soup in batches if using a regular blender. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish the soup with fresh chives and drizzle cream and olive oil on top. Enjoy!

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