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Smoked Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

4 lbs. butternut squash
3 strips bacon
1 onion, diced
2 Granny Smith apples, diced
1 c. apple juice
1/8 c. white wine vinegar
1-1/2 qts. chicken stock
1 c. heavy cream
8 springs fresh thyme
1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

Smoke butternut squash in Cookshack smoker for about 1/2 an hour. Remove and place in conventional oven until soft and tender, about 10 to 15 minutes at 350F. Remove from oven and mash pulp.
 
Dice and sauté bacon, add apples and onions. Sauté until translucent. Add apple juice and white vinegar and reduce until almost dry. Add chicken stock, squash pulp, and cinnamon. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add heavy cream and strain through a fine sieve. Add thyme and steep for 30 minutes. Strain again and serve.
 
Yield: 4 to 6 servings