Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with creamy coconut milk and warm Indian spices. A true match made in flavour heaven! Sub peeled and cored apple for the pear if you wish.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400 F. Toss the butternut squash with 2 tablespoons of oil and bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown; remove from the oven and cool.
While the squash bakes, in a large heavy bottomed pot, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil on medium heat and add the onion. Cook until soft and transparent, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for an additional 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the pears, stock, spices, coconut milk and roasted squash and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for approximately 25 minutes or until the pears are soft, stirring occasionally.
Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Thin with more stock if desired and season with salt to taste.
Garnish with a swirl of coconut milk, sour cream or pumpkin seeds if you wish!