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Bourbon Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

Photo by Lauren Coe

Warm whiskey flavors paired with the mellow sweetness of the squash make this an ideal starter to any holiday meal, or serve it solo on a chilly evening.

Makes 6-8 servings

1 (3-to-4-pound) butternut squash
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Smoked paprika
4 tablespoons butter
6 sage leaves
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ cup Texas bourbon
4 cups chicken broth (divided use)
Roasted Mushrooms (recipe follows)

Cut ends off of squash, and cut in half lengthwise, then remove seeds.…

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Apple Cider Pork Belly with Butternut Squash Puree

Photo: Emily Loving

Makes about 8 servings

8 (2-inch-wide) portions Apple Cider Pork Belly (recipe follows)
4 cups Maple Butternut Squash Puree (recipe follows)
Candied Butternut Squash Seeds (recipe follows)
8 ounces prepared pesto or Pumpkin Seed Pesto (see note)
Salt and pepper
Microgreens to garnish

Prepare each element of this recipe, starting with Apple Cider Pork Belly, which needs to chill overnight.…

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Butternut Squash + Goat Cheese Croustade

Makes 6 servings

4 cups butternut squash, sliced into cubes (about 1 small squash)
2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 cup ricotta
3 tablespoons goat cheese, softened (divided use)
Croustade Dough (recipe follows)
6 thyme sprigs
1 egg yolk

Preheat the oven to 425°F.…

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