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Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup

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1 unbaked and chilled 9-inch pie shell
1 large butternut squash (about 1 1/2 cups pureed squash)
3/4 cup can evaporated milk
1 cup light brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. melted butter

Pierce squash with a knife in several places, and place in a baking dish in a 350
degree oven.

Bake until the squash is tender and easily pierced with a knife (about 1 hour).  
Allow to cool completely.  Cut squash in half, removing stem and seeds.  Scoop
out 2 cups of the pulp and mash or puree (or put through food mill).  Set aside.

Position oven rack in center of the oven.  In a mixing bowl, beat squash with
brown sugar.  Add eggs, evaporated milk, spices, salt, flour, butter and vanilla.  
Beat until well blended.  Pour the filling into the chilled pie shell and place in
oven.  Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until set.  Check after about 35 minutes and
loosely set a ring of foil over the browned crust to avoid burning it.  When the
filling is set, transfer pie to a cooling rack.  Serve just warm or at room
temperature with whipped cream or an ice cream of your favorite Fall flavor.  

Thanks, Darlene! Hope this recipe brings back sweet New England memories for our
readers! ~ m.
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Feature: A Southern New Englander’s Journey North
A national treasure filled with a seemingly endless supply of serene natural
Check. A family friendly vacation locale that strikes a brilliant balance
between tourism and regional authenticity?
Check. A sleepy coastal town offering
miles of picturesque beaches on the Atlantic for weary travelers hoping to get
away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives?
Check. A quaint ball park
with a rabid fan base capturing the most intimate charms of our National
Check. I found it all right here in New England, on the coast of Maine.

Recipe: Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup
This soup is a perfect light first course or, in larger portions, a healthy lunch. We
happened to have yellow peppers, but the same recipe will work for orange or
red peppers, with the red peppers having a slightly more intense flavor. Do try to
find high quality fresh, locally grown peppers and see the difference they make
in this and any recipe.

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